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  • Food & Drink Report 2018

Food & Drink Report 2018

11 June 2018

The BDO Food & Drink report paints a picture of a manufacturing sector that is achieving some substantial successes but that also faces significant challenges in the near future. Tackling the likely impact of Brexit is the biggest challenge for a sector that generates £22bn of exports and employs more than 125,000 EU citizens. 

The Food & Drink report provides all the background information and analysis you need to understand the challenges and priorities for the sector, and how to address them. We hope you find the report useful in planning the way ahead for the coming year. 


Food & Drink 2018 Themes 

The challenges facing the sector, apart from Brexit, include improving productivity and skills, recruiting the additional 140,000 people the sector needs to grow, and driving innovation in products. 

The Food & Drink report also includes some reasons to be confident. Food & Drink exports are growing both to the EU and globally. Exports to China grew by 28% last year and Scotland’s exports grew by 15%.