Exports growth plan announced
1 May 2019
At the National Economic Forum in Edinburgh on 1 May 2019, First
Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched A Trading Nation - a
plan for growing Scotland's exports. It sets out how the
country can add around £3.5 billion to GDP and create 17,500 more
jobs. Achieving this ambition would see international exports
almost double from their current value of £32 billion by 2029.
The plan focuses on providing tailored support for companies to
further grow their existing exports and enter new markets which
will help to focus efforts on activity that will create the
greatest impact on the economy. Wider support will also continue to
be provided to businesses beginning their exporting journey.
The plan is backed by £20 million of additional investment over
The full plan is available on the Scottish Government website.
See also the Scottish Government's press release of 1 May 2019.