The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is benefiting from record levels of trade with Japan, as UK exports totalled £14.8 billion in the year to September 2019, up by over 7.6% on the previous 12 months.
Latest figures show that Atlantic Salmon exports to Japan were 1,060 tonnes, worth £8.7 million in the 12 months to October 2019, an annual increase of over 71.8%. SSC is taking advantage of the growing trade, recently securing a deal to supply Japanese Sushi chain ‘Genki Sushi’ with our quality brand Tartan Salmon.
Su Cox, Communications and New Business Development Director for The Scottish Salmon Company, said:
“Japan and the Far East is a key market and demand for our salmon has helped drive a 25% increase in our exports to the region over the past year.
“We expect this to increase as more consumers discover this fine Scottish product and experience the great taste and provenance of our quality ‘Tartan Salmon’. Our recent success with Genki Sushi is testament to this.”
“We take great pride in our Scottish heritage, and this is demonstrated through our commitment to bringing the finest quality Scottish Salmon to worldwide markets.”
International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss said:
“Scotland has a world-renowned food and drink sector and it’s great to see Scottish salmon being served up in sushi restaurants across Japan.
“Japan is one our closest trading partners and it’s encouraging to see Scottish businesses already taking advantage of trading opportunities in one of the fastest growing markets globally.”