Outlook and appraisal [December 1997]

Ashcroft, Brian (1997) Outlook and appraisal [December 1997]. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 23 (1). i-iii. ISSN 0306-7866

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The latest Scottish Office data for production and construction in Scotland indicate that in the second quarter of this year the production sector out performed its UK counterpart while Scottish construction did less well. Output in the production industries rose by 2.5% in Scotland compared to an increase of 0.6% in the UK. Construction output, on the other hand, fell by 0.6% in Scotland but rose by 0.6% in the UK.