A Trading Nation: analytical methodology note

An analytical methodology note produced to accompany the publication of A Trading Nation - a plan for growing Scotland's exports



2 ONS, UK trade in goods and productivity: new findings (2018)

3 OECD, Trade and employment in a fast-changing world (2012)

4 OCEA analysis based on the Small Business Survey Scotland 2017

5 Kiriyama, N. (2012), "Trade and Innovation: Synthesis Report", OECD Trade Policy Papers, No. 135, OECD Publishing, Paris,

6 OECD, ‘Sources of Economic Growth in OECD Countries’ (Feb 2003)

7See Helpman (2016) for an overview of the evidence.

8 DIT National survey of registered businesses exporting behaviours, attitudes and needs 2017,

9 BIS, International trade and investment: the economic rationale for government support,

10Fraser of Allander Institute, Reappraising Scotland’s exports and their geographies: Brexit and beyond

11 OCEA calculations based on Whole of Scotland economic accounts found here:

12 Export Statistics Scotland 2017,

13ONS, UK SIC 2007

14 ONS, Consumer price inflation tables,

15 Scottish Government, Business, Enterprise and Energy Statistics

16 HMRC UK Trade Info,

17 Export Statistics Scotland 2017,

18 Details of the EBOPS classification can be at UN Stats,

19 Scottish Government, Businesses in Scotland 2018,

20 ONS, Importers and exporters by regional breakdown,

21 HMRC also publish estimates for number of exporters in Scotland but this relates to companies trading goods only -



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