Global Connections Survey: guidance

Guidance for businesses on how to complete the Global Connections Survey.

About the Global Connections Survey 2022/2023

This guidance is for businesses invited by the Scottish Government to take part in the Global Connections Survey 2022/2023.

The Global Connections Survey (GCS) is the only international trade survey covering the whole economy in Scotland. It can provide a reliable indication of sales to other parts of the UK, as well as internationally. It is an essential part of estimating the size of Scotland’s economy.

This year, we are collecting data for 2022 and 2023. This will mean that you won’t be asked to take part in the survey again in a short period of time.

We are grateful to all businesses that take the time to respond to the Global Connections Survey.


If you have any queries relating to the survey or need any further support, please email us at or phone us on 0300 244 0330.

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