France overtakes US for Scottish salmon exports

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France has overtaken the US to become Scottish salmon’s largest export market, according to new figures.

HMRC data released by the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) showed sales to France were worth nearly £45m over the first nine months of this year.

That compared with £37m for the United States and £14m for China.

Overall, sales were valued at £483m, a 56% increase on the same period last year.

In the past three months alone, 21,000 tonnes of fresh salmon were exported, worth £136m – a year-on-year increase of 29% in value and 25% in volume.

East Asian markets continued to grow, with Taiwan making it into the top five export destinations with sales of £6.5m.

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