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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 three years.

The full plan is available on the Scottish Government website.

See also the Scottish Government's press release of 1 May 2019.