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Input-Output reference material

This page is intended to bring together useful reference material relating to the Scottish Input-Output Tables as well as drawing together information from across the wider international Input-Output community.

If you would like to see anything added to this reference page please let us know.

Scottish Government Input-Output resources

IO methodology guide fron pageMethodology guide

This document details the methodology and data sources used to construct the Scottish Supply and Use Tables as well as the derivation of the analytical Input-Output Tables and associated multipliers.





Input-Output Classification SIC2007 1998-2012Scottish Input-Output industry / product classification

This document details the industry - product classifications used within the Scottish Supply and Use and Input-Output analytical tables.

The classifications map directly to the UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities 2007 that were revised in parallel with the European Union’s industrial classification system (NACE Rev. 2). It is completely consistent with NACE Rev.2 down to the 4 digit class level. The UK SIC(2007) and NACE Rev. 2 are in turn completely consistent with the fourth revision of the UN’s International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (ISIC Rev. 4)

 SCOSTATInput-Output Expert Users Group

Our main user consultation is though the Input-Output Statistics Expert Users Group.

This is a working group of the SCOTSTAT Scottish Economic Statistics Consultation Group.

The purpose of the Group is to bring together expert users of the Scottish Input-Output tables to share knowledge and explore ways to improve the service that the Scottish Government Input-Output team provide.

Please contact us directly if you have any questions about our work or would like to make any suggestions.


Other Input-Output resources and reference material

UKIOUnited Kingdom Input-Output analyses

Latest ONS Input-Output data for the UK.







Eurostat Manual of SUTsEurostat Manual of Supply, Use and Input-Output Tables

Extensive information about the construction of Input-Output tables is available in this recent Eurostat publication. It is designed to ease the compilation of Supply and Use Tables and Input-Output Tables, foster quality and stimulate harmonisation of methods across the European Union. The main emphasis of the manual is to describe the methodologies, best practice and procedures for the compilation of Supply and Use Tables and Input-Output Tables in the European Union.




ESA2010European System of Accounts 2010

The European System of National and Regional Accounts 2010 (ESA10, or simply: ESA) is an internationally compatible accounting framework for a systematic and detailed description of a total economy (that is a region, country or group of countries), its components and its relations with other total economies.

Supply and use tables are an integral part of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). They play an important role as an integration framework of the national accounts. The ESA 2010 is consistent with the world-wide System of National Accounts (SNA 2008).