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Published 30th January 2019

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Export Statistics Scotland - Publication

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Scotland’s Exports in 2017

Export Destination

Value of Exports in 2017

Change since 2016

% Change since 2016

International

£32.4 billion

+£1.9 billion

+6.2%

…of which EU

£14.9 billion

+£1.7 billion

+13.3%

…of which Non-EU

£17.6 billion

+£0.1 billion

+0.8%

Rest of the UK

£48.9 billion

+£2.2 billion

+4.6%

Total (Int + RUK)

£81.4 billion

+ £4.1 billion

+5.2%

Key Findings

  • Scotland’s international exports (excluding oil and gas) increased in 2017 by £1.9 billion (6.2 per cent) from £30.6 billion in 2016 to £32.4 billion in 2017.
  • The majority of this growth was in exports to EU countries with exports to the EU up £1.7 billion (13.3%) to £14.9 billion in 2017. Scottish exports to non-EU countries saw slower growth in 2017, increasing by £0.1 billion (0.8%) to £17.6 billion.
  • Scotland’s exports to the rest of the UK also increased in 2017, up £2.2 billion (4.6%) to £48.9 billion.

  • Total international and rest of the UK exports in 2017 (excluding oil and gas) were valued at £81.4 billion, up £4.1 billion (5.2%) from the previous year. Exports to the rest of the UK accounted for 60% of this overall total, EU exports accounted for 18% and non-EU exports 22%.

  • The USA continued to be Scotland’s top export destination country with an estimated £5.5 billion of exports from Scotland in 2017. top five international export markets (USA, Netherlands, France, Germany and Ireland) accounted for £14.3 billion (44%) of international exports from Scotland in 2017.

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