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16 January 2024

Scotch Whisky Economic Impact report

Scotch Whisky Economic Impact report
Learn more about Scotch Whisky's contribution to the UK and Scottish economies.
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Executive summary

  • In 2022, the Scotch Whisky industry, defined as the production and sales & distribution of Scotch Whisky, generated £7.1 billion Gross Value Added (GVA) (direct + indirect + induced) in the UK
  • Out of this total, £5.3 billion was generated in Scotland
  • The industry supported 66,000 jobs across the UK and 41,000 in Scotland
  • The manufacturing of Scotch Whisky is highly productive and generated £6.3 billion GVA across the economy, of which £3.4 billion was directly generated by production

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