Inputs to the production process
Column 3 of the above table shows the purchases made by the Scottish Manufacturing industry in order to produce its own output. We can see that the main purchases made by this industry comprised: an estimated £13,115 million of its own principal product, £1,808 million of agriculture, forestry and fishing products, £1,571 million of professional and support activities products, and £1,235 million of transport, storage and communication products.
Destination of products
The total demand for manufactured products is given in the above table as £103,545 million. Row 3 of this table presents the consumption of manufacturing products by both the intermediate and final demand parts of the economy. This row shows that, in addition to the £13,115 million purchased by the manufacturing industry, government, health and education (£4,692m), distribution, hotels and catering (£3,049m), and construction (£3,466m) were the most significant intermediate destination for these products. Around 28% of manufactured products are exported to the rest of the UK (£14,841m) and to the rest of the world (£14,057m).