Scotland's Economy

  • Bid to strengthen ties with the US and Canada

    18th October 2022 by

    Short blog from Trade Minister Ivan McKee on his trade visit to the US and Canada.

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  • Response to latest trade statistics

    7th July 2021 by

    The latest HMRC Regional Trade Statistics further demonstrate the combined impact of COVID-19 and Brexit on Scotland’s trade. However, I am pleased to see that while exports from Scotland’s onshore economy are down 5% over the past year, this compares favourably with a reduction across the rest of the UK of 14%, demonstrating the work done…

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  • This week: 03/05/19

    3rd May 2019 by

    New export growth plan launched The Scottish Government has launched ‘A Trading Nation’, an export plan backed by £20 million investment, to help increase the value of Scotland’s overseas exports and provide support to businesses considering overseas trade. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched the plan at the 22nd National Economic Forum in Edinburgh alongside Economy…

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  • EU taking more than half of Scotland’s exports

    6th December 2018 by

    The publication of HMRC’s Regional Trade Statistics this morning shows the importance of the EU market to Scotland. Speaking from Hamburg, where he is discussing further growth in Scotland’s trade with Europe, Trade Minister Ivan McKee, said: “These are very encouraging figures. The value of Scotland’s annual goods exports increased by 6 per cent to…

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  • Small Business Saturday: small businesses and exports

    1st December 2018 by

    Small Business Saturday gives us the perfect opportunity to encourage small businesses in Scotland to think about how exporting could help them grow and for us to outline the help and support that is available if they want to embark on their export journey. Improving Scotland’s export performance is central to growing Scotland’s economy and…

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  • Whisky Galore

    6th June 2012 by

    It’s been an extremely positive day for one of our most successful exports – whisky! The news that Diageo is to invest £1 billion over the next five years in the Scotch Whisky industry is very welcome and a strong indication of the company’s belief in the bright future of the sector.

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