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.
1️⃣ Spending by Chinese visitors to Scotland has increased by 414 per cent since 2007.
Total spend by Chinese visitors to Scotland has increased by 414% - from £7 million to £36 million since 2007, FM @NicolaSturgeon said. Read more here https://t.co/IW67hLXuYk pic.twitter.com/f9L12fzJYm— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) April 9, 2018
2️⃣ The number of visitors from China has increased by 192 per cent since 2007, with 41,000 visits in 2016.
3️⃣ There were £2.2 billion worth of exports from Scotland to China in 2017 - up 41.2 per cent since 2016.
4️⃣ Scottish food and drink exports to China have gone up by more than 150 per cent in the last 10 years.
#ScotchWhisky exports to #China soared to £61m in 2017, with bottles arriving thick and fast! Great to see the @ScotGovFM #SupportScotch and Scottish Food & Drink on her visit to China this week. #FMChina18 pic.twitter.com/jB68pimJ03— Scotch Whisky Association (@ScotchWhiskySWA) April 11, 2018
5️⃣ Fish and seafood is our top food export to China - up 12 times the value in 2007.
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