6: UK Gin and Vodka Exports

Fact Sheets
Overview
1: The Gin Market - A Global Picture
2: The Vodka Market - A Global Picture
3: UK White Spirits Market
4: GB Alcohol Sales
5: UK Excise Tax on Gin and Vodka
6: UK Gin and Vodka Exports
7: Spirits Ready-To-Drink Beverages (RTDs)

Overview

Gin

UK exported gin to 139 countries in 2013. This equated to 39M Litres of pure alcohol (lpa) with a value 373 Million fob (up 13m on the previous year) (at Customs values not the retail value).

 

Vodka

UK exported vodka to 122 countries in 2013 equated to 16M Litres of pure alcohol of vodka (lpa) with a value 312 Million fob (i.e. at Customs values not the retail value).

 

Tax Escalator

Approximately 80% of UK produced gin and vodka now comes off the line in Scotland. Some 70% of UK produced gin and 15% of vodka is exported. Exports grew impressively to the rest of the world up to mid-1990s. From 1995 to 2000, exports of UK-produced gin and vodka to the EU increased by over 40%. However, since then, the volumes and value have levelled off.

UK Gin Exports by Percentage Share by Volume

UK Spirits Market

Source: Eurostat/HMRC

 

UK Gin Exports by Customs Value

(Bottled plus Bulk)

2008 2009 2012 2013
Country Val £ fob Val £ fob Val £ fob Val £ fob
TOTAL 255,794,552 277,138,817 360,163,499 373,107,971
U.S.A 97,291,105 103,940,333 142,240,447 135,340,072
SPAIN 68,988,388 76,899,793 85,666,578 94,994,268
GERMANY 10,095,548 10,491,924 16,680,704 21,462,376
CANADA 9,457,170 9,875,691 13,344,026 14,859,787
GREECE 7,049,592 10,412,093 7,190,965 7,447,136
JAPAN 3,072,044 5,022,228 6,214,886 5,623,434
ITALY 6,335,557 9,053,414 7,817,060 8,333,802
FRANCE 7,035,759 6,833,316 9,392,737 9,722,052
AUSTRALIA 4,019,094 4,047,194 7,190,965 6,952,598
SINGAPORE 1,209,062 1,666,706 4,372,302 4,193,127
LATVIA 759,025 644,619 3,677,444 3,784,729
RUSSIA 1,441,230 682,914 636,683 729,378
CHINA 375,406 554,144 686,014 670,400
INDIA 355,648 109,524 297,974 420,389

Source:HMRC

 

UK Vodka Exports by Customs Value

(Bottled plus Bulk)

2008 2009 2012 2013
TOTAL 69,920,014 74,834,700 312,474,218 210,839,177
U.S.A. 26,281,732 33,801,463 240,912,695 131,375,619
IRISH REPUBLIC 3,425,662 2,435,383 6,948,590 8,516,823
GERMANY 2,942,451 2,669,714 5,905,500 7,486,198
UAE 2,710,319 2,551,288 4,616,613 4,678,327
SINGAPORE 1,372,179 994,778 3,928,336 3,436,380
TURKEY 1,702,645 2,437,851 3,864,240 3,903,462
BRAZIL 1,172,149 3,326,527 3,948,246
SPAIN 3,363,397 2,614,216 2,783,782 3,659,159
NORWAY 1,945,895 1,861,129 2,698,892 3,360,427
POLAND 399,459 415,182 2,402,278 4,071,959
FRANCE 2,639,746 2,346,332 2,211,986 2,739,353
SWITZERLAND 728,673 1,749,420 1,808,871
ISRAEL 1,057,891 1,635,551 1,412,541
NETHERLANDS 521,148 1,493,422 2,513,554
SWEDEN 1,052,952 1,155,398 1,252,318 1,294,638
AUSTRALIA 437,581 456,989 1,174,561 1,497,438

Note: above volumes may include re-exports of imported vodka (e.g. UK exports to USA may include re-exports of French and Russian vodka)

Source:HMRC