Through attending a number of food trade shows in recent months, as well as seeing an increase in the export agendas with our clients, I am not surprised to see an increase in food exporting. Brexit is certainly not an issue and in my opinion there will always be a demand for British brands, tastes and flavours. There is certainly plenty of whiskey drank in Japan for example!
Whiskey is still our biggest export, rising 3.5% to £895.9m. Salmon and chocolate also saw an increase.
Although the figures are not stated in this article I would not be surprised to see an increase in Gin exports, which is certainly on trend at the moment.
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UK food and drink exports reached record high levels in the first quarter of 2017, driven by overseas sales of whisky, salmon and chocolate, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has revealed. Food and drink exports increased by 8.3% to £4.9bn over the three months, compared with the same period last year. Export growth to non-EU countries was up 9.4%, while the number of exports to EU countries increased 7.4%