Earlier today (4 September), the Scotch Whisky Association released details on Scotch exports in the six months to the end of June. Here, courtesy of the trade body, is a table of the 20 largest markets for Scotch in the period.

MARKET JAN-JUNE 2013 JAN-JUNE 2012 %CHANGE
USA GBP391 GBP303.6m 29%
FRANCE GBP198.8m GBP188m 6%
SINGAPORE GBP173.8m GBP146.2m 19%
GERMANY GBP83.4m GBP65.4m 28%
SPAIN GBP81.8m GBP74m 11%
TAIWAN GBP65.4m GBP80m -18%
SOUTH AFRICA GBP65m GBP54.7m 19%
SOUTH KOREA GBP59.6m GBP65.7m -9%
MEXICO GBP53m GBP31.8m 67%
BRAZIL GBP49.4m GBP34.9m 42%
VENEZUELA GBP46.2m GBP42.2m 9%
UAE GBP42.8m GBP39.4m 9%
AUSTRALIA GBP36m GBP28.5m 26%
LATVIA GBP33.5m GBP31.7m 6%
PANAMA GBP31.2m GBP16.8m 86%
CANADA GBP28.4m GBP26.4m 8%
INDIA GBP27.6m GBP28.3m -2%
JAPAN GBP27.5m GBP31.6m -13%
NETHERLANDS GBP27m GBP22.4m 21%
CHINA GBP24.8m GBP31.1m -20%