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United Kingdom whisky imports: Leading 5 countries ranked by value 2019

In 2018, the United States was the biggest supplier of Whiskey imported into the United Kingdom. Imports from the U.S. came to almost 90 million British pounds. The Irish Republic was the second biggest supplier, but with less than half of U.S. values.

UK Whiskey imports

North American imports were the largest imports coming from any trading region. Imports from North America were almost completely made up of U.S. Whiskey. In 2019, the combined imports from the European Union came close to NA Imports with 89 and 91 million pounds, respectively. Speaking in terms of import volume, the UK imported 23 million liters of Whiskey in 2018.

UK made Whiskey

The sales volume of whisky manufactured in the UK amounted to over 565 thousand liters of pure alcohol in 2018. Which generated almost 3.5 billion pounds in sales value. The sales price of whiskey per hectoliter of pure alcohol was 6,104 pounds that year.

Leading 5 countries of origin for whisky imported into the United Kingdom in 2019, ranked by value

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February 2020


United Kingdom

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