The Food and Drink Leadership Forum selected a set of indicators to monitor progress of Scotland's National Food and Drink policy. The indicators were selected as a result of a logic modelling process undertaken during 2010. For further information on the work of the Leadership Forum please see "Measuring the Success of Scotland's National Food and Drink Policy: Summary of Overall Approach to Monitoring and Evaluation". A set of 9 headline and 9 supporting indicators were developed and this paper provides an update to these indicators.
For more detail on why the indicator was chosen, the desired changes and background data on sources used, please see "Measuring the Success of Scotland's National Food and Drink Policy: Food and Drink Indicators: Technical Notes". 
This paper uses the latest data, where available, presents data in nominal terms unless stated otherwise and considers trends since 2007, where the data permits.
Comparability between 2007 and later years
SABS - Scottish Annual Business Statistics (SABS) is based on data from the Annual Business Survey (ABS) (formerly Annual Business Inquiry (ABI)) conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Data relating to 2008 onwards is on a Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 2007 basis. Data relating to 2007 or earlier is on a SIC 2003 basis. Updates to the SIC are required to enable it to more accurately reflect the structure of the modern economy. As a result when SABS data is presented caution should be used when drawing conclusions based on the 2007 data presented. This is applicable, for example, for Headline Indicator 1.
Other sources - The issue of data comparability between 2007 and later years also applies to the data used for indicator 11 where the data used is sourced from the Interdepartmental Business Register (IDBR); and for indicator 12 where data is sourced from Business Enterprise Research and Development in Scotland (BERD) and SABS.
A red dashed line has been included in any charts where there has been a change in methodology between years.
A number of data sets have been subject to revision by their publishers, and as such data for previous years may not match the indicators data published previously in "Measuring the Success of Scotland's National Food and Drink Policy: Food and Drink Indicators: Technical Notes" and "Measuring the Success of Scotland's National Food and Drink Policy: Summary of Overall Approach to Monitoring and Evaluation".
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