Exports special: Businesses adding value to arable products in global markets


In the final part of Farmers Guardian’s exports series, Alex Black and Ewan Pate look at businesses adding value to arable products in global markets.

Global arable markets often focused on commodity trading of products including wheat, barley, oilseed rape and maize, but British exporters are taking advantage of markets for premium added value products.

Scotch whisky has been the standout performer as the number one export for Scotland and the UK.

But there was also demand for other added value products, with an international taste for British ale and wheat products.

In 2018, £4.8 billion worth of whisky was exported from the UK, with most of this coming from Scotland.

In the beer industry, sales dropped 7 per cent last year, but still stood firm at £489.2 million. Continue reading…

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