Scotch Export Analysis - first half 2016

16 Sep 2016

A full SWA analysis of the recently published Scotch Whisky export figures for the first half of 2016.

Exports of Scotch Whisky; Year to end of June 2016 (2016 H1)

VOLUME UP 3.1% to 531 MILLION bottles

VALUE DOWN SLIGHTLY BY 1.0% TO £1.70 BILLION

- Volume growth driven by key markets - 10 of top 15 markets grew
- Single Malt exports go from strength-to-strength

Scotch Whisky exports increased in the first half of 2016 (2016 H1) to 149m litres of pure alcohol (LPA), equivalent to 533m bottles of Scotch, up 3.1% on the first six months of last year.

The period represents the first return to growth in Scotch Whisky export volumes since 2013. Single Malt, other bottled (Blended) Scotch, and bulk exports all reported increased volumes compared with a year earlier. Given the continued economic volatility and political uncertainty still prevalent in many parts of the world, the results are positive for the industry.