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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01440: Richard Lochhead (Moray)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 13 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the value is of (a) food and drink and (b) all other goods from Scotland that are exported via ports in (i) Scotland and (ii) the rest of the UK.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 2 August 2016

The Scottish Government produces a National Statistics publication, Export Statistics Scotland, which estimates the nominal value of Scottish exports, including food and drink and other goods. It does not contain information on the ports through which Scottish exports exit the UK.

Latest published figures for 2014 estimate that Scottish exports from sectors involved in the manufacture of food and drink products were worth £4.8 billion, while other goods were worth £12.2 billion.