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Outlook and appraisal [September 2000]

Ashcroft, Brian (2000) Outlook and appraisal [September 2000]. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 25 (4). i-iv. ISSN 0306-7866

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Abstract

The Scottish economy experienced a further contraction in output in the first quarter of the year. Growth was considerably weaker than in the UK. The service sector exhibited no growth, while manufacturing output fell markedly.