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Exports

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the monetary value of goods and services exported from (a) Scotland and (b) the UK was in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (319951)

I have been asked to reply.

The figures in the following table for exports of goods have been taken from HM Revenue and Customs Regional Trade Statistics.

£ billion

UK

Scotland

2004

190.5

11.9

2005

211.8

12.7

2006

243.8

13.5

2007

219.9

13.7

2008

248.8

14.3

Office for National Statistics (ONS) data for UK exports of services for the same years are shown in the following table on a Balance of Payments basis.

UK (£ billion)

2004

112.9

2005

119.2

2006

134.2

2007

150.6

2008

170.8

The ONS does not produce comparable services trade statistics for countries and regions of the UK; the Scottish Executive publishes some data as part of their Global Connections Survey, available from:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Economy/Exports