Scottish Annual Business Statistics 2017
The latest figures from the Scottish Annual Business Statistics show that tourism, food and drink and the creative industries are among the sectors to have grown over 2016-2017.
The statistics show an improved performance for the majority of growth sectors within Scotland’s non-financial business economy. Increased approximate Gross Value Added (aGVA) was shown in the creative industries sector (11.1%), the food and drink sector (6.3%) and the tourism sector (6.0%).
Commenting on the statistics, Economy Secretary Derek Mackay said:
“Scotland’s growth sectors are hugely important to our economy so it is fantastic to see them generally performing well. This includes tourism, food and drink and the creative industries which have all had an incredibly successful year.
“As industries that showcase the very best of Scotland, these are sectors that we should be rightly proud of – both in their significant contribution to our economy as well as in their impact on communities right across the country. And behind this is the drive and determination of the people who make up these industries – their hard work is key to ensuring that Scotland’s growth sectors thrive.”