Ever wonder which countries export the most whiskey? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global whiskey exports within parenthesis. In 2016, world whiskey exports were US$10.4 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $39.3 million worth of whiskey led by the following countries:

  1. South Africa: $22.5 million
  2. Togo: $3.3 million
  3. Mozambique: $2.6 million
  4. Cameroon: $2.6 million
  5. Mauritius: $2.5 million
  6. Seychelles: $867,000
  7. Djibouti: $732,000
  8. Burkina Faso: $596,000
  9. Uganda: $596,000
10. Kenya: $568,000
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $1.2 billion worth of whiskey led by the following countries:

  1. Singapore: $801.2 million
  2. Japan: $99.9 million
  3. India: $89 million
  4. Thailand: $77.7 million
  5. Malaysia: $59.6 million
  6. Hong Kong: $40.5 million
  7. Taiwan: $28.2 million
  8. Georgia: $10.9 million
  9. South Korea: $8 million
10. Sri Lanka: $5.3 million
European Union (EU) Exporters

European Union exported $7.6 billion worth of whiskey led by the following EU members:

  1. United Kingdom: $5.6 billion
  2. Ireland: $559.1 million
  3. Germany: $323.3 million
  4. France: $280.9 million
  5. Netherlands: $278.3 million
  6. Latvia: $125.3 million
  7. Belgium: $69.3 million
  8. Spain: $56.6 million
  9. Estonia: $50.3 million
10. Italy: $41.6 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $37.2 million worth of whiskey led by the following countries:

  1. Panama: $22.3 million
  2. Chile: $4.4 million
  3. Brazil: $2.9 million
  4. Argentina: $2.2 million
  5. Belize: $1.1 million
  6. British Virgin Is: $794,000
  7. Barbados: $793,000
  8. Guatemala: $500,000
  9. Saint Lucia: $465,000
10. Suriname: $429,000
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $29.2 million worth of whiskey led by the following countries:

  1. United Arab Emirates: $18.6 million
  2. Jordan: $8.5 million
  3. Lebanon: $1.8 million
  4. Iran: $372,000
  5. Israel: $10,000
  6. Bahrain: $5,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $1.4 billion worth of whiskey led by the following countries:

  1. United States: $1.1 billion
  2. Canada: $278.8 million
  3. Mexico: $3.4 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $40.1 million worth of whiskey led by the following countries:

  1. Australia: $38.6 million
  2. New Zealand: $1.5 million
  3. Samoa: $19,000
  4. Fiji: $5,000
  5. Solomon Islands: $1,000
  6. Papua New Guinea: $1,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of whiskey from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -12.9%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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