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Food and Drink Industry - Food and Drink GVA

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: May 2015

Food and Drink Manufacturing GVA

The figure shows total gross value added (GVA) at basic prices in Scotland’s food and drink manufacturing sector for each year from 1998 to 2012.  Total food and drink manufacturing GVA has been on an upward trend (in nominal terms) since 2001.

Between 2008 and 2012* total GVA in food and drink manufacturing fell by 1.5%  - falling from £3.71 billion in 2008 to £3.65 billion in 2012.  As illustrated in the chart below, the growth in food manufacturing GVA has remained relatively flat over the period, while drink manufacturing has exhibited significant growth in GVA from 2003 onwards. Consequently, drink manufacturing has been the primary driver of the growth in Scotland’s total food and drink manufacturing GVA since 2003.



 * It is important to note that from 2008, SABS data is sampled using revised methodology and is published on a SIC 2007 basis and that reference years prior to 2008 were sampled on a SIC 2003 basis. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) also improved the sample design for the 2008 survey onwards which means post-2007 data cannot be compared with historical trends. Although this temporary loss of comparability over time is a downside - it means that the results for 2008 onwards are more accurate. The point in time at which the SABS methodology was revised is represented by the dotted line in the chart above.