Scotland's Marine Economic Statistics 2021

Statistics on the economic contributions of Scotland’s marine sectors in 2021. Includes a time series of Gross Value Added (GVA), turnover and employment for marine sectors. The supporting documents include: additional tables in an excel file and a pdf version of the publication

Renting and leasing of water transport equipment

This sector includes renting and leasing of marine transport equipment, such as commercial boats, without an operator. This excludes renting of pleasure boats, water-transport equipment with an operator and financial leasing. Scottish Annual Business Statistics provides this data. See Data and Methodology for more information.

In 2021, renting and leasing of water transport equipment generated £18 million in GVA. This is 0.01% of the Scottish economy and 0.4% of the marine economy GVA.

The renting and leasing industry employed 100 people, 0.004% of Scottish employment and 0.1% of marine economy employment.

From 2020 to 2021, the renting and leasing industry GVA increased by 99%. The longer term GVA trend, from 2012 to 2021, increased by 204%.

From 2012 to 2021, employment was unchanged. Low numbers mean small changes can generate large percentage differences between years. Over the last ten years, employment was between 100 or 200 people. This is at the limit of the accuracy of the Scottish Annual Business Statistics survey figures.

A geographic breakdown of renting and leasing is not available.



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