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Question ref. S5W-36202
Asked by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 11 March 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the value of whisky exports since 2016, broken down by (i) region and (ii) country.

Current status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 22 March 2021


Answer

Please find information in the following tables.

Table 1. UK Exports of Scotch Whisky between 2016-2020, by Region (Ranked by 2019 Value)

 

Value (£000’s)

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020*

Scotch whisky (1)

4,008,996

4,367,424

4,712,119

4,924,614

3,813,023

 

1

European Union

1,241,428

1,381,710

1,407,504

1,488,132

1,264,923

 

2

North America

1,040,651

1,116,054

1,260,322

1,284,294

904,016

 

3

Asia and Oceania

894,557

980,380

1,127,532

1,238,504

998,003

 

4

Latin America and Caribbean

339,186

336,372

368,441

378,207

259,680

 

5

Middle East and North Africa

233,927

262,021

274,630

239,093

120,961

 

6

Sub-Saharan Africa

150,690

172,224

158,150

176,090

137,389

 

7

Western Europe excluding EU

91,134

94,935

84,681

83,141

92,692

 

8

Eastern Europe excluding EU

17,407

23,705

30,829

37,120

35,357

 

9

Stores and Provisions

16

24

31

33

2

Source: HMRC OTS, accessed 12 March 2021. Includes BTTA estimates and unscheduled revisions.

* Provisional figures; (1) Includes all varieties of Scotch whisky using the CN8 codes 22083030, 22083041,
22083049, 22083061, 22083069, 22083071, 22083079;

Table 2. UK Exports of Scotch Whisky between 2016-2020, by Top 10 Country

 

Destination and Value (£000’s)

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020*

Scotch whisky (1)

4,008,996

4,367,424

4,712,119

4,924,614

3,813,023

 

1

USA

855,583

USA

921,737

USA

1,039,490

USA

1,068,942

USA

728,923

 

2

France

416,698

France

427,577

France

437,399

France

426,810

France

371,423

 

3

Singapore

224,730

Singapore

290,705

Singapore

319,873

Singapore

299,633

Singapore

246,944

 

4

Taiwan

174,911

Germany

186,304

Germany

176,907

Taiwan

205,358

Taiwan

181,829

 

5

Germany

164,063

Spain

168,951

Taiwan

168,389

Germany

187,297

Latvia

176,503

 

6

Spain

159,891

Taiwan

160,348

Spain

166,203

Spain

174,321

Germany

140,605

 

7

UAE

131,303

UAE

129,750

UAE

146,874

India

166,208

Japan

114,392

 

8

Mexico

111,487

Latvia

120,509

India

138,798

Japan

146,836

Australia

113,090

 

9

Australia

100,286

S. Africa

114,200

Mexico

131,543

Latvia

142,595

China

106,941

 

10

India

96,514

Mexico

111,050

Latvia

131,116

Mexico

120,902

Spain

105,023

Source: HMRC OTS, accessed 12 March 2021. Includes BTTA estimates and unscheduled revisions.

* Provisional figures; (1) Includes all varieties of Scotch whisky using the CN8 codes 22083030,
22083041, 22083049,
22083061, 22083069, 22083071, 22083079;

This information has been extracted using HMRC’s Overseas Trade Statistics data files available at:
https://www.uktradeinfo.com/trade-data/