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Export statistics Scotland: 2018

Published: 29 Jan 2020
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Economy

Official estimates of Scottish exports for 2018. It includes both the services and manufacturing sectors of the Scottish economy although excludes oil and gas. Information on international exports, including EU and non-EU, as well as exports to the rest of the UK are provided

Published:
29 Jan 2020
Export statistics Scotland: 2018

Scotland’s Exports in 2018

Export Destination

Value of Exports in 2018

Change since 2017

% Change since 2017

International

£33.8 billion

 £1.1 billion

+3.4%

…of which EU

£16.1 billion

 £0.7 billion

+4.5%

…of which Non-EU

£17.7 billion

 £0.4 billion

+2.5%

Rest of the UK

£51.2 billion

 £1.2 billion

+2.5%

Total (Int + RUK)

£85.0 billion

 £2.4 billion

+2.9%

 

Key points

  • Scotland’s international exports (excluding oil and gas) increased by £1.1 billion (3.4%) from £32.7 billion in 2017 to £33.8 billion in 2018. 
  • During this period, exports to EU countries increased by £695 million (4.5%) to £16.1 billion, while exports to non-EU countries increased by £425 million (2.5%) to £17.7 billion in 2018.
  • Scotland’s exports to the rest of the UK also increased over the year, up £1.2 billion (2.5%) to £51.2 billion in 2018. 
  • Total international and rest of the UK exports in 2018 were valued at £85.0 billion, up £2.4 billion (2.9%) from the previous year. Exports to the rest of the UK accounted for 60% of this overall total, EU exports accounted for 19% and non-EU exports 21%. 
  • The USA continued to be Scotland’s top international export destination country with an estimated £5.5 billion of exports in 2018. The top five international export markets (USA, France, Netherlands, Germany and Belgium) accounted for £15.1 billion (45%) of international exports from Scotland in 2018

Contact

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Email: exports.statistics@gov.scot

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