To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the value of Scottish manufacturing exports in real terms in each year since 1974.
The Scottish Council (Development and Industry) carries out an annual survey of Scottish exporters. This is the most comprehensive source of information on Scottish manufacturing exports. Up until 1984, the survey was only carried out on a triennial basis and coverage was less complete than in later years. These points should be borne in mind when interpreting the series, which is expressed in 1990 constant prices using the council's own suggested deflator; the United Kingdom producer price index for home sales of manufactured goods.
|Scottish manufacturing exports 1974–1990|
|Year||£ billion (1990 prices)||Year||£ billion (1990 prices)|