Again, from Reporting Scotland’s least-used business source:
Scotch Whisky exports rose to almost £2 billion in the first half of the year. Exports increased in value by 10.8% to £1.97 billion, compared with the same period in 2017. Analysis of official HMRC figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) also shows the volume of exports increased by 5.6% to almost 558 million bottles. Exports to emerging markets continued to grow, with a 34.8% increase in the value of Scotch Whisky going to China, and a 44.4% increase to India. The US remains the largest export market by value at over £400 million, with France largest by volume at almost 90 million bottles. The European Union remains the biggest regional destination, accounting for 39% of the volume of Scotch Whisky exports and 31% of their value.’
Scotch now accounts for more than 20% of all UK food and drink exports!
8% of the population, over 25% of the food and drink exports. How could this wee stupid country expect to survive? How could we pay off all ‘our’ debts to the UK? I need a drink.