UK wine exports were worth £270 million in the first six months of 2017. This is a 21% growth year-on-year, according to data from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
Overall, exports grew by 8.5% to £10.2 billion during this period. The top exported products were whisky, salmon, and beer, with wine coming in sixth place.
“The figures demonstrate that wine is a key export product for the UK, providing a significant contribution to British food and drink,” said Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).
“We currently export more wine than beef or pork and at current trends we are set to overtake chocolate before long.”