Inputs to the production process
Column 3 of the above table shows the purchases made by the Scottish Manufacturing industry in order to produce its own output. We can see that the main purchases made by this industry comprised of an estimated £12,714 million of its own principal product, £1,865 million of agriculture, forestry and fishing products, £1,677 million of professional and support activities products, and £1,466 million of transport, storage and communication products.
Destination of products
The total use of manufactured products is given in the above table as £104,223 million. Row 3 of this table presents the consumption of manufacturing products by both the intermediate and final use parts of the economy. This row shows that, in addition to the £12,714 million purchased by the manufacturing industry, government, health and education (£5,052m), construction (£3,704m) and distribution, hotels and catering (£3,617m) were the most significant intermediate destination for these products. Around 29% of manufactured products are exported.