Outlook and appraisal [June 1999]

Ashcroft, Brian (1999) Outlook and appraisal [June 1999]. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 24 (3). i-iii. ISSN 0306-7866

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In the fourth quarter 1998, the production industries in Scotland began to grow again after stagnating in the third quarter, as electricity, gas and water, and mining and quarrying exhibited strong growth. But manufacturing slipped further into recession. These are the principal conclusions from the publication of the latest Scottish Office Index of Production.