Date lodged: 7 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it has achieved its target of increasing exports by 50% by 2017 and, if not, what levels have been achieved.
Answered by: Keith Brown 20 December 2016
Since 2010, international exports have increased by 17.3%, from £23.4 billion in 2010 to £27.5 billion in 2014. Data for 2017 will not be available until January 2019.
While there are substantial challenges for Scottish exports as a result of difficult global economic and market conditions, our Trade and Investment Strategy, alongside the four point plan announced in October by the First Minister, sets out a clear and comprehensive plan for helping more companies export more goods and services to more markets.