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Scottish Index of Manufactured Exports, 2010 Q4

DescriptionA National Statistics Publication for Scotland. Index of Manufactured Exports for the fourth quarter of 2010.
ISBN
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateApril 06, 2011

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IME 2010Q4 PDF

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IME 2010Q4 XLS

6 April 2011

Main Findings

The seasonally adjusted index of Scottish manufactured exports fell 0.3 per cent, in real terms, during the fourth quarter of 2010.

Over the year to end-2010, manufactured exports grew by 1.6 per cent, in real terms, compared to 2009.

IME 2010 Q4

Index of Manufactured Exports
chained volume measure

(seasonally adjusted)

Percentage Change

latest quarter on

previous quarter

latest 4 quarters on

previous 4 quarters

2009Q1-2.2-5.1
Q2-1.5-7.6
Q3+0.3-10.7
Q4+3.0-9.3
2010Q1-0.7-6.2
Q2+1.5-1.8
Q3-1.5+1.7
Q4-0.3+1.6


IME Analysed By Industry Sector

During the fourth quarter of 2010, the volume of manufactured exports from Scotland fell by 0.3 per cent (seasonally adjusted). On an annual basis (4Q-on-4Q), the level of exports in 2010 was 1.6 per cent higher than in 2009.

There was growth in the most recent quarter in Food, Drink & Tobacco (+1.5%), Other Manufacturing (+5.5%), Textiles, Fur & Leather (+6.2%), and Wood, Pulp, Paper, Publishing & Printing (+0.3%). Within the Food, Drink & Tobacco sector there was growth in exports of Drink (+0.6%) and Food & Tobacco products (+10.9%).

There were falls in the most recent quarter for Chemicals, Coke, Refined Petroleum & Nuclear Fuel (-3.9%), Engineering & Allied Industries (-1.3%) and Metals & Metal Products (-2.5%). Within the Engineering sector there was decline in Electrical & Instrument Engineering (-4.9%), and growth in both Mechanical Engineering (+5.9%) and Transport Equipment (+3.8%).

On an annual basis to the end of 2010, growth was experienced in all sectors except for Engineering & Allied Industries. The largest contributors to annual growth were Drink (+4.2%), Chemicals, Coke, Refined Petroleum & Nuclear Fuel (+1.2%), and Metals & Metal Products (+17.2%). The most significant falls were in Electrical & Instrument Engineering (-4.5%) and Mechanical Engineering (-12.2%).

IME 201Q4