Scotland's Marine Economic Statistics 2019

Statistics on the economic contributions of Scotland’s marine sectors in 2019. Includes a time series of Gross Value Added (GVA), turnover and employment for marine sectors. The supporting documents include: accessible tables, a summary topic sheet and a pdf version of the publication.

14. Related reports and statistics

14.1 SABS Growth Sector Statistics

SABS Growth Sector Statistics present sustainable tourism information in support of national strategies on increasing the economic contribution from sectors where Scotland has a distinct comparative advantage. This information has been used in the relevant sections of this statistical bulletin.

14.2 The economic contribution of the Maritime sector in Scotland:

Maritime UK is an organisation that brings together the UK’s shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries to promote and benefit the sector. In 2019, they commissioned and published the report: The economic contribution of the Maritime sector in Scotland[12]. This report presents Scotland’s maritime economy and focuses on industries specific to the interest of Maritime UK members. The Maritime sector was defined as consisting of the Shipping, Ports, Marine and Maritime Business Services industries. Marine Oil and Gas activities are also included. Maritime UK’s report estimated that in 2017 the Maritime sector directly supported just under £9.9 billion in turnover, £3.7 billion in GVA and 41,000 jobs in Scotland. The Maritime UK’s report and these Marine Economic Statistics are therefore related, but not the same.

The Maritime UK analysis was initially a one-off project producing a suite of reports in 2017, which were updated in 2019. The Marine Economic Statistics are produced as an annual series, which requires regular consistent data sources to produce time series data. For this reason, the Maritime UK report is not a suitable source as it has not been updated for several years. However, this report does identify additional industry sectors which we will consider for future inclusion in the Marine Economic Statistics.

14.3 Other source reports

The methodology annex describes the statistical publications that were used in the estimations presented in this bulletin.



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