An aggregated combined use matrix at purchasers' prices is presented below. As in the previous table, industries are shown in the columns and products in the rows. Where the Supply Table presented the supply of products for Scottish consumption, the Use Table shows the demand (uses) for the products by industries and final use across the product rows.
Aggregate Combined Use Table 2018 (purchasers' prices), £millions
This table has been simplified for clarity. A full version of this table can be found in the latest tables.
The Use Table can be split into 3 main sections.
- The intermediate use (section 1): shows the inputs of products, both domestic and imported, used by Scottish industries in the production of their output.
- The final use (section 2): shows the purchases of each product by each category of final use (e.g. consumers, government, export)
- The primary inputs (section 3): these inputs do not flow through the other industries, they are employees' salaries, taxes less subsidies on production and gross operating surplus, which together constitute Gross Value Added.
The Combined Use table is available in full 98-industry detail in the latest tables.
Interpretation of the Use Table
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 £1,887 million of professional and support activities products, £14,354 million of its own principal product, £1,871 million of agriculture, forestry and fishing products, and £1,325 million of transport, storage and communication products.
Destination of products
The total use of manufactured products is given in the above table as £115,417 million. Row 3 of this table presents the consumption of manufacturing products by both the intermediate and final use parts of the economy. This row shows that, in addition to the £14,354 million purchased by the manufacturing industry, £1,620 million were purchased by the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry, and £19,235 million by other industries. Exports account for around 29% of the total use of manufactured products.
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