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24/07/13 09:30

Index of manufacturing exports for Scotland

First quarter of 2013

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today announced the publication of the latest Index of Manufactured Exports for the first quarter of 2013.

This quarterly publication measures changes, in real terms, in the volume of export sales to the rest of the world from manufacturing businesses located in Scotland.

The main findings are:

  • The volume of Scottish manufactured export sales grew by 2.5 per cent during the first quarter of 2013. On an annual basis, comparing the latest four quarters to the previous four quarters (4Q on 4Q basis), manufactured export volumes fell by 1.4 per cent.

Notes to editors

Further information on Exports statistics within Scotland can be accessed at:

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff – more information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at: