Scotland’s leading industry sectors

Did you know that Scotland exports our famous Scottish salmon to 60 countries every year?

We also export 40 bottles of whisky every second. (Yes, that’s every single second!). Meanwhile, acclaimed chefs across the world import prized Scottish beef and lamb to serve at their restaurant tables.

In fact, it’s Scotland’s rich natural larder – as well as enterprising business and an innovative collection of science and technology industries – that make Scotland a growing exporter to the world’s marketplace.

The following sectors make up the most important Scottish exports:

  • Oil and gas and fuel-based equipment
  • Renewable energies, equipment and technology
  • Food and beverages
  • Textiles
  • Chemicals
  • Business services
  • Electronics and instrument engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

More information on Scotland's sectors and industries