Scotch whisky exports 'on road to recovery', industry says
The global appetite for two of Scotland's food and drink icons gathered pace in 2021 with whisky and salmon exports surging 19 per cent and 36 per cent, respectively.
The double-digit growth was supported by Asia Pacific and Latin America who increased by 21 percent and 71 percent respectively. Sales to the EU rocketed by 8% in the first year after Brexit.
Boss Mark Kent, who has been appointed in the role from Karen Betts since the takeover last month, said: "The global footprint of the industry in 2021 is a clear sign that the Scotch whisky industry is on the road to recovery.
Exports to the United States, the largest market in the industry by value, grew by 8 percent in the first quarter of 2021, despite effects of a 25% tariff on single malts The number of 700 ml bottles issued to customers grew by 13% in 2021, reaching 1.38 billion bottles. The industry remains faced with global challenges "Mark Kent, Scotch Whisky Association Chairman