Statistics reported by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show that the UK exported nearly £24bn worth of high-quality food and drink in 2019, up 4.9% over the previous year and 18% higher since 2016. Gov.uk said on 4 March that the increase had been driven by demand from non-EU markets. Japan made particularly strong purchases of UK food and drink, valued at £311.5mn, marking a 14.1% year-on-year rise. Annual UK seafood exports grew to £16.6mn, up 64.5% compared with 2018. British salmon also did well in Japan, as exports more than doubled to £13.3mn last year. The Scottish Salmon Company recently secured a deal to supply Genki Sushi Co., Ltd. with their Tartan Salmon brand.