Open global trade is both important for national economies and for the spirit drinks industry. Almost two-thirds of EU spirit drinks production is exported outside national borders making the EU the leading exporter of spirits worldwide and spirits the EU’s biggest agri-food export. Exports are especially important for countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain.
Extra-EU-27 spirits exports
Spirits exports have grown by more than 70% over the past decade. In 2012 spirits export were valued at over