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Scottish salmon tops export record, growth 56 percent

Staff Writer |
Scottish salmon sales grew by 56 percent during the first nine months of this year, reaching a record £483 million in the period.

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The latest figures released by HMRC show that in the past three months alone, 21,000 tonnes of fresh salmon, worth £136 million, were exported.

This is up 29 percent in value and 25 percent in volume over the same period last year.

France overtook the USA as the largest market, with sales worth nearly £45 million.

This year, Scottish salmon celebrated the 25th anniversary of being awarded the French Government’s prestigious Label Rouge for taste and quality.

Although the USA was pipped to the post for top export market, it still recorded sales of just over £37 million while China was worth £14 million.

East Asian markets continue to grow too, with Taiwan making it into the top five markets with sales of £6.5 million.

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