Scottish manufacturing in numbers
16 Scottish firms are manufacturing PPE and hand sanitiser, helping to tackle the Covid pandemic and creating jobs
Manufacturing exports were worth £30 billion and accounted for 61% of trade with EU1
Manufacturing was worth £12.5 billion in GVA to the economy1 and employed 169,000 people2
Manufacturing output contracted by 23.1% over the last year3
83% of manufacturing businesses applied to the furlough scheme
Manufacturing businesses across UK expect sales, investment and employment to all decrease over each of the next four quarters
Nearly half (47%) of all manufacturing businesses have reported a decrease in turnover as a result of Covid-194
1. 2018 figures
2. 2019 figures
3. 2019 Q2 vs 2020 Q2
4. Expected turnover vs actual turnover.
Sources: Scottish Government Quarterly GDP Index; Business Register and Employment Survey; Scottish Annual Business Statistics; Export Statistics Scotland; ONS Business Impacts of Coronavirus Survey (BICS) update for Wave 15 (5 and 18 Oct) published on 30 Oct 2020: Scotland level results. The manufacturing sector is defined by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2007) section C. Bank of England: Monthly Decision Maker Panel data (Sept 2020).
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