Overseas Scottish food and drink exports were worth approximately £6 billion in 2017 - almost £570 million more than 2016.
Food exports were valued at about £1.6 billion – a rise of 15% (£214 million) during the same period. Exports of food to Europe were worth £1.1 billion after an increase of 13%, or £125 million.
Fish and seafood accounted for the majority of food exports and were worth approximately £944 million, up 23% from last year. Scotch Whisky exports also increased by around £356 million compared to 2016.
Rural Economy Fergus Ewing said: