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British Food Export Sales Boosted by Scottish Salmon

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Published on : Mar 27, 2014

Exports of Scottish Salmon boosted export sales of the British economy by nearly 5% in 2013. Scottish salmon exports to the United States saw an increase of GBP 43 million, to touch GBP 199 million in 2013. Exporters reported that exports to China doubled with sales increasing from GBP 23 million to GBP 50 million.

Scottish Salmon is a delicacy in several parts of the world for its distinct flavors and quality of meat. The Scottish fish enjoys a favorable reputation worldwide, said CEO of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organization, Scott Landsburgh. According to him, these latest figures are only a primary indicator of the growth potential held by the Scottish Salmon. He observed that there has been a palpable growth in the number of people wanting to consume healthy, fresh food and this has in turn widened the scope of exports for the Scottish delicacy. 

Figures available indicate that the total sales from exports of non-alcoholic drinks and food collectively earned GBP 12.8 billion. This marks a 5% improvement over the previous year. These figures also indicate growing sales from exports for the British economy, after it reported that 2012 was a flat year in terms of export sales.

According to the research report published by the Food and Drink Federation, the total value of exports to the United States was GBP 525 million, 7% higher than the previous year. On the other hand, export sales to China-the world’s No.2 economy-saw an 82% spike. This makes China the second largest market for exports from Britain, constituting revenues of GBP 201 million.

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