What do these statistics cover?
Scottish Annual Business Statistics (SABS) provides data mainly on the Production (including Manufacturing), Construction and Service Sectors in Scotland. The Annual Business Survey, from which the statistics are largely derived, covers approximately two thirds of the economy. The main sectors not covered are the financial sector & parts of agriculture and the public sector. These statistics are therefore best suited to the analysis of individual industries rather than the economy as a whole.
The Tables include information on businesses' employment, turnover, purchases, approximate gross value added and labour costs. Data are classified according to industry group, geographical area and ownership. All figures are at current prices unless otherwise stated.
What year do tables relate to?
Please note that Tables mainly contain 2008-2012 data published on a SIC 2007 basis only and were released on 20th August 2014.
When will the figures be updated?
New 2013 and revised 2012 figures are scheduled for release on 26th August 2015.
- In line with Office for National Statistics (ONS) ABS releases, data for the Insurance and Reinsurance sector (SIC 65.1 and 65.2) has been removed from the SABS results for all years from 2008 to 2012. The previously published ABS data for the Insurance and Reinsurance sector has been excluded due to on-going volatility while ONS carry out a more detailed quality assessment. This does not affect any other industry sectors and, as the Insurance and Reinsurance sector data has been removed for all years in the series, this does not affect time series analysis. For more background information, please see Insurance and Reinsurance sector heading in Methodology & Notes.
- Industry profiles for Manufacturing, Spirits, Shipbuilding, Aerospace, Construction and Retail sectors are available here.
- Historic Charts from 1950 onwards for Manufacturing sector only are available here.