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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15725: Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 28 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of the geographical source of inward investment in Scotland from (a) within and (b) outwith the UK in each of the last five years, also broken down by (i) percentage, (ii) value and (iii) number of projects.

Answered by: Keith Brown 17 April 2018

Details are as follows:

2012-13

  

2013-14

  

2014-15

  

Country

Number of projects

Number of jobs*

Percentage

Number of projects

Number of jobs*

Percentage

Number of projects

Number of jobs*

Percentage

Australia

4

50

4.9

2

112

2.3

3

15

3.2

Belgium

   

1

29

1.1

1

14

1

Bermuda

   

1

35

1.1

   

British Virgin Isles

      

1

10

1

Canada

1

10

1.2

7

372

8.3

2

152

2.1

China

4

395

4.9

2

75

2.3

1

2

1

Denmark

   

1

60

1.1

   

England

17

766

20.9

25

2400

29.7

27

4677.5

29.6

France

3

965

3.7

1

621

1.1

5

122

5.4

Germany

7

427

8.6

2

38

2.3

5

190

5.4

Greece

1

1

1.2

      

India

4

137

4.9

1

80

1.1

2

28

2.1

Ireland

   

1

70

1.1

2

68

2.1

Isle of Man

      

1

20

1

Italy

2

81

2.4

4

489

4.7

1

102

1

Japan

2

95

2.4

4

265

4.7

1

17

1

Kuwait

  

1

155

1.1

    

Luxembourg

      

1

42

1

Malaysia

1

12

1.2

      

New Zealand

      

1

35

1

Norway

1

500

1.2

   

4

109

4.3

Oman

      

1

84

1

Poland

1

300

1.2

      

Singapore

   

1

20

1.1

1

17

1

South Africa

   

1

44

1.1

   

South Korea

1

1349

1.2

   

1

275

1

Sweden

2

67

2.4

   

1

20

1

Switzerland

1

122

1.2

1

469

1.1

1

3

1

Taiwan

1

22

1.2

      

The Netherlands

2

311

2.4

2

41

2.3

1

67

1

Turkey

      

1

485

1

USA

26

1529

32

24

2070.5

30.9

26

3104

28.5

Total

81

7139

 

84

7445.5

 

91

9658.5

 

 

 

2015-16

  

2016-17

  

Country

Number of projects

Number of jobs*

Percentage

Number of projects

Number of jobs*

Percentage

Australia

1

21

1

 

150.5

2.1

Bahamas

   

1

16

0.7

Belgium

1

62

1

   

Canada

5

515

5.2

3

29

2.1

China

1

10

1

3

30

2.1

Cyprus

   

2

47

1.4

Czech Republic

1

51

1

   

Denmark

2

9

2

1

30

0.7

El Salvador

1

4

1

   

England

24

1444

25

32

1769

23

France

2

45

2

7

436

5

Germany

3

704

3.1

6

651

4.3

Hong Kong

1

32

1

   

Iceland

1

3

1

   

India

2

228

2

2

390

1.4

Ireland

1

20

1

5

465

3.5

Isle of Man

   

1

4

0.7

Israel

1

8

1

   

Italy

1

37

1

   

Japan

2

62

2

3

42.5

2.1

Jersey

2

269

2

   

Luxembourg

   

1

2

0.7

Malaysia

   

1

37

0.7

Malta

   

1

28

0.7

New Zealand

   

1

98

0.7

Northern Ireland

1

32

1

1

7

0.7

Norway

2

9

2

11

505

7.9

Philippines

   

1

100

 

Portugal

1

22

1

 

0.7

 

Russia

   

1

4

0.7

Singapore

1

15

1

1

1

0.7

South Korea

1

204

1

2

47

1.4

Spain

   

2

70

1.4

Sweden

2

190

2

2

77

1.4

Switzerland

1

4

1

4

142

2.8

The Netherlands

2

51

2

2

15

1.4

Turkey

   

1

17

0.7

United Arab Emirates

   

1

17

0.7

USA

32

2919

33.3

37

2688

26.6

Wales

1

120

1

   

Total

96

7090

 

139

7884

 

*Note: Scottish Development International measures the value of inward investment in terms of the number of jobs created for the Scottish economy.