Record year for Scotch whisky exports

on 30/03/11 at 11:42 am

Industry

USA still biggest market for spirit.

Scotch whisky exports hit a record s3.45 billion during 2010, according to new figures.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said the 10 per cent rise meant the industry produced s109 per second towards export values.

This was despite the volume of whisky being sold falling two per cent to the equivalent of 1.06 billion 70 centilitre bottles.

The rise in value can be explained by an increasing demand for premium and more expensive products.

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