Scottish Exports

Did you know that Scotland exports our famous Scottish Salmon to 60 countries every year?

Scotland is one of the largest seafood producers in Europe, and the third largest producer of farmed Atlantic salmon in the world. In fact, Scottish Salmon was the first foreign product to gain France's prestigious 'Label Rouge' quality mark. What's more, one third of the world's langoustines are sourced in Scotland. Meanwhile, acclaimed chefs across the world import prized Scottish beef and lamb to serve at their restaurant tables.

We also export 40 bottles of whisky every second (yes, that’s every single second!). Sold in around 200 markets worldwide, whisky accounts for 78% of Scotland's food and drink export market. In fact, there is more whisky sold in one month in France than Cognac in a year. Find out more about our thriving whisky industry.

Scotland’s rich natural larder – as well as enterprising business and an innovative collection of science and technology industries – makes Scotland a growing exporter to the world’s marketplace. With food and drink exports reaching over £5bn, our products are in demand the world over.

Scotland’s leading export industries

There are five sectors that account for almost two-thirds of Scotland’s exports:

• Food and beverages
• Chemicals
• Business services
• Electronics and instrument engineering
• Mechanical engineering.

Other important Scottish exports

• Textiles
• Oil and gas and fuel-based equipment
• Renewable energies, equipment and technology

Scotland's top export markets:

* Netherlands
* France
* Germany

Other growing export markets include Australia, China, India, Japan, Russia and United Arab Emirates.

Find out more about Scotland's key industries