5 ways trade and tourism between Scotland and China is booming

This week First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is in China promoting trade, tourism and cultural links with the country.

Trade and tourism between Scotland and China is already booming, here are just five facts you need to know.

Spending by Chinese visitors to Scotland has increased by 414 per cent since 2007.

The number of visitors from China has increased by 192 per cent since 2007, with 41,000 visits in 2016.

There were £2.2 billion worth of exports from Scotland to China in 2017 – up 41.2 per cent since 2016.

Scottish food and drink exports to China have gone up by more than 150 per cent in the last 10 years.

Fish and seafood is our top food export to China – up 12 times the value in 2007.