British essential oils stimulate trade lanes with UAE | Northern Irish tipple tops trade exports | Put your business on the road to carbon neutrality

Posted on 20/06/2019 by DHL Express

British essential oils stimulate trade lanes with UAE

In 2018 UK industry exports of essential oils totalled £179.5 million, exports to the United States alone amounted to £34.8 million. There has been a general revival and growing interest in holistic therapies, and more specifically aromatherapy is seeing increased demand.

First Natural Brands is a company based in West-Sussex and with the support from the Department for International Trade, secured a contract based in the United Arab Emirates.

Sarah Lannin, Head of international Sales at First Natural Brands said: “By exporting our brand visibility has increased substantially and this has also led to new product developments specifically for international markets where the trends may be slightly different.”

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Northern Irish tipple tops trade exports

Irish Whiskey is now the fastest growing premium spirit category in the world. According to the Irish Whiskey Association, exports are set to double to 12 million 9-litre cases by 2020.

South Africa is the fastest growing non-EU market for Irish Whiskey followed by other markets including Australia, Kenya, Mexico, Norway Taiwan and the United States.

Northern Irish distilleries are not only driving economic growth through export but also generating whiskey tourism.

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