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S5W-06267: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 18 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what figures or estimates it has regarding the comparative financial value of Scotland’s exports to the UK, EU and US.

Answered by: Keith Brown 1 February 2017

The latest statistics from the Exports Statistics Scotland publication estimate Scottish exports to the rest of the UK at £49.8 billion; Scottish exports to the EU at £12.3 billion; and Scottish exports to the US at £4.6 billion. The USA continues to be Scotland’s top international trading country, while the EU remains the largest single market for Scotland’s international exports.

We are therefore well aware of the importance of these markets to the Scottish economy. Our Trade and Investment Strategy published in March last year set out a comprehensive action plan to boost Scotland’s export activity in these markets and beyond. The recently announced Trade board will support the delivery of these actions.