Japan has a growing appetite for Scottish food and drink

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SCOTTISH food and drink exports to Japan have surged by ten per cent in just one year to more than £90m, Scotland’s External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.

New Scottish Government analysis of export figures shows that a growing appetite for Scotch whisky and cereal goods in Japan has fuelled a significant increase in the value of Scottish food and drink exports to the country – worth £90.3m in 2014 compared with £81.9m the previous year.

Whisky has a huge market in Japan
Whisky has a huge market in Japan

 

Speaking from Nagasaki where tonight she will showcase Scottish produce to Japanese hoteliers, chefs and retailers to celebrate the Year of Food and Drink, Ms Hyslop said: “The significant rise in Scotland’s food and drinks exports to Japan shows the country has a huge appetite for our produce.

“We’ve seen a ten per cent rise in food and drink exports to Japan in just one year – and since 2007 we’ve experienced growth of 74 per cent, driven mainly by a rising demand for Scotch whisky.”

 

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