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 2008-2013 data published on a SIC 2007 basis only and were released on 26th August 2015.
When will the figures be updated?
New 2014 and revised 2013 figures are scheduled for release on 31st August 2016.
- Data on purchases for 2012 and 2013 has been produced using a new method. This change in the calculation of purchases (and hence GVA) has minimal impact for the large majority of sectors. The industry affected to the greatest extent is 'Gambling and Betting (SIC 92)' which falls within the services sector. And therefore the fall in purchases and susequent increase in GVA, between 2011 and 2012, for SIC 92 and the wider services sector should be considered alongside this methodological change. For more information, please see SABS 2013 under "Major Time Series Analysis Caveats" sector heading in Methodology & Notes.
- Following on from above, this new method was introduced to preserve the additivity of purchases components values to the total purchases. A Table is now available which provides more detailed figures for constituent variables within total purchases e.g. Purchases of water. Please see this Table here.