|20 January 2016|

The global demand for Scotland’s food and drink products has contributed to an increase in the volume of manufactured goods sales to overseas markets, according to figures out today.

In the third quarter of 2015 the Scottish Index of Manufactured Exports recorded growth in Food, Beverages and Tobacco of 3.6%.

Deputy first minister John Swinney said: “It is encouraging to see strong quarterly growth in Food, Beverages & Tobacco and Engineering & Allied Industries sectors, and export growth of 2.4% during the year.

“The Scottish Government, through our enterprise agencies, is committed to strengthening and supporting Scotland’s economic links in overseas markets and will continue to invest in and promote exports to help build sustainable economic growth for Scotland.”