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Exports by Industry: a data cube slice

Scottish international exports and Scottish exports to the rest of the UK broken down by industry sector.

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Export Destination
  1. EU
  2. International
  3. Non-EU
  4. Rest of UK
  5. Total
Industry Sector (Sic 07)
  1. Accommodation and Food Services (Section I)
  2. Administrative and Support Services (Section N)
  3. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (Section A)
  4. Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery (Section CH)
  5. Basic Pharmaceuticals and Their Products (Section CF)
  6. Coke, Refined Petroleum Products, Chemicals and Chemical Products (Section CD,CE)
  7. Computer, Electronic and Optical Products (Section CI)
  8. Construction (Section F)
  9. Education (Section P)
  10. Electrical Equipment (Section CJ)
  11. Financial and Insurance (Section K)
  12. Food Products, Beverages and Tobacco Products (Section CA)
  13. Furniture, Other Manufacturing; Repair and Installation of Machinery and Equipment (Section CM)
  14. Information and Communication (Section J)
  15. Machinery and Equipment N.E.C. (Section CK)
  16. Mining & Quarrying (Section B)
  17. Other Services (Section (Q-U)
  18. Professional, Scientific & Technical (Section M)
  19. Real Estate Activities (Section L)
  20. Rubber, Plastic and Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products (Section CG)
  21. Textiles, Wearing Apparel and Leather (Section CB)
  22. Total
  23. Total Manufacturing
  24. Total Services
  25. Transport Equipment (Section CL)
  26. Transportation and Storage (Section H)
  27. Utilities (Section D,E)
  28. Wholesale, Retail and Repairs (Section G)
  29. Wood and Paper Products, and Printing (Section CC)
Measure Type
  1. Count
Reference Period
  1. 2002
  2. 2003
  3. 2004
  4. 2005
  5. 2006
  6. 2007
  7. 2008
  8. 2009
  9. 2010
  10. 2011
  11. 2012
  12. 2013
  13. 2014
  14. 2015
  15. 2016
  16. 2017
  17. 2018
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
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About the Dataset
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Next update due
September 2021

The Scottish Government produces a National Statistics publication, Export Statistics Scotland, which estimates the nominal value of Scottish exports (excluding oil and gas) at sector level. It includes estimates for goods and service exports and is the only source of estimates for exports from Scotland to the rest of the UK.

Confidentiality Policy

Company specific details and any data from which it might be possible to identify individual companies will not be published.

Quality Management

Following the collection of data on exports, the data are cleaned and quality assured by Scottish Government statisticians. Outputs are subject to rigorous quality assurance and where possible other sources are used to review figures.

Accuracy and Reliability

Export Statistics Scotland is a National Statistic, certified by the UK Statistics Authority as compliant with its Code of Practice for Official Statistics. The code of practice is available here.

Coherence and Comparability

There is no UK survey which compares exactly with Export Statistics Scotland. Section 8 of the publication provides charts and commentary comparing Export Statistics Scotland export estimates with other UK and Scottish sources. Total exports for the UK which combine HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics and the UK International Trade in Services are published by ONS:

Accessibility and Clarity

These statistics are published in the Export Statistics Scotland National Statistics publication. The data is published in Excel format and is also available as a PDF with accompanying commentary, available here.


The data are of interest to government policy makers, politicians, the business community, economic commentators, academics and members of the general public with an interest in the Scottish economy.

The international exports estimates are used in National Indicator to “Increase exports”. Further information on this can be found on the Scotland Performs website:

Timeliness and Punctuality

The publication is released in January each year, with the 2018 publication published in January 2020.


Estimates for previous years are revised from those published in the previous year and are largely due to new information being provided by companies. The most recent results are provisional, and are likely to be revised in the future when improved information becomes available.


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Reference Period
Industry Sector (Sic 07)
Wood and Paper Products, and Printing (Section CC)
Export Destination
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Reference Area
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Measure Type
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