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 2008-2014 data published on a SIC 2007 basis only and were released on 31st August 2016.
When will the figures be updated?
New 2015 and revised 2014 figures are scheduled for release in Summer 2017.
- Data on purchases from 2012 onwards has been produced using a new method to preserve the additivity of purchases components values to the total purchases. 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 (Division 92)' where there is volatility in local estimates of total purchases and GVA. Additional work and analysis is required by the Office for National Statistics to identify further improvements to the methodology and estimates, to reduce this impact while maintaining the additivity. Until this is completed, regional Purchases and GVA figures for Division 92 should be viewed with caution. Please see Methodology for more information.