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The Scottish economy [March 1989]

Ashcroft, Brian and Love, Jim and Brooks, Richard and Dourmashkin, Neil and Draper, Paul and Dunlop, Stewart and Harrigan, Frank and Heeley, John and Lockyer, Cliff and Malloy, Eleanor and Monaghan, Claire and McGregor, Peter and Perman, Roger and Stevens, Jim (1989) The Scottish economy [March 1989]. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 14 (3). pp. 13-53. ISSN 2046-5378

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Abstract

This edition of the Commentary contains the first set of figures derived from the rebased index of production and construction. These are based on 1985 = 100 rather than 1980 = 100. However, the rebasing involves much more than simply setting 1985 as the base year, and the purpose of this note is to highlight some of the issues raised by the rebasing. A forthcoming Industry Department for Scotland statistical bulletin will explain the changes in full detail.