France now top customer as salmon exports leap


France has overtaken the United States as Scottish salmon's biggest overseas market as the latest figures released by HMRC show continued record growth for exports of the product during 2017.

Over the first nine months of this year, salmon sales were valued at £483 million, a 56 per cent increase in export value on the same period last year. 

In the past three months alone, 21,000 tonnes of fresh salmon were exported worth.............................

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