Whiskyexport auf Rekordhoch

Laut den jüngsten veröffentlichten Zahlen konnte der Whiskyexport im letzten Jahr um 4% gesteigert werden und hat dabei den Rekordwert von rund 2,5 Milliarden Britischen Pfund erreicht. Der Großteil von 1,92 Milliarden entfiel dabei auf den Blended Whisky, während der Export von Malt Whisky um 7% auf 408 Millionen gestiegen ist. Das Exportvolumen ist ebenfalls rekordverdächtig: umgerechnet 1,051 Milliarde Flaschen wurden ausgeführt – 6% mehr als im Vorjahr.

Whisky exports reach a record high of £2.5bn

Whisky exports reached nearly £2.5bn last year, according to figures released yesterday.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said 2006 was a record year for sales of the country’s national drink.

Exports rose by 4% in value, reaching a high of nearly £2.5bn and beating a previous peak in 1997 of £2.4bn.
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The SWA said the outlook for the whisky industry was “brighter than for many years”.

Blended whisky accounted for the bulk of global exports at £1.92bn, while malt exports grew 7% to £408m.

Export volume was also at a new record high, with shipments exceeding the equivalent of one billion bottles, up 6% on 2005 levels to 1051 million bottles.

The figure beats the previous record of 1013 million bottles in 2001.

While consumption of whisky has decreased in the UK, demand has soared in new markets across the globe, including Venezuela, which recorded the strongest growth with 106 million bottles imported in the year.

Scotch whisky now makes up a quarter of UK food and drinks exports…
(The Herald)


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