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6 April 2011
The seasonally adjusted index of Scottish manufactured exports fell 0.3 per cent, in real terms, during the fourth quarter of 2010.
Over the year to end-2010, manufactured exports grew by 1.6 per cent, in real terms, compared to 2009.
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During the fourth quarter of 2010, the volume of manufactured exports from Scotland fell by 0.3 per cent (seasonally adjusted). On an annual basis (4Q-on-4Q), the level of exports in 2010 was 1.6 per cent higher than in 2009.
There was growth in the most recent quarter in Food, Drink & Tobacco (+1.5%), Other Manufacturing (+5.5%), Textiles, Fur & Leather (+6.2%), and Wood, Pulp, Paper, Publishing & Printing (+0.3%). Within the Food, Drink & Tobacco sector there was growth in exports of Drink (+0.6%) and Food & Tobacco products (+10.9%).
There were falls in the most recent quarter for Chemicals, Coke, Refined Petroleum & Nuclear Fuel (-3.9%), Engineering & Allied Industries (-1.3%) and Metals & Metal Products (-2.5%). Within the Engineering sector there was decline in Electrical & Instrument Engineering (-4.9%), and growth in both Mechanical Engineering (+5.9%) and Transport Equipment (+3.8%).
On an annual basis to the end of 2010, growth was experienced in all sectors except for Engineering & Allied Industries. The largest contributors to annual growth were Drink (+4.2%), Chemicals, Coke, Refined Petroleum & Nuclear Fuel (+1.2%), and Metals & Metal Products (+17.2%). The most significant falls were in Electrical & Instrument Engineering (-4.5%) and Mechanical Engineering (-12.2%).