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Scotland's construction facts

Scan Building Services, pictured on Dundee Law, Dundee.

Construction industry in Scotland

2020欧洲杯足彩外围appLatest stats and facts on Scotland's construction industry. Published April 2019.

Supply chain profile

The construction industry is made up of a wide range of sub sectors and specialisms, from

  • a supply chain of materials producers (timber, aggregates, cement, etc.), through to
  • component producers (mechanical/electrical, building products and construction systems), major, minor and specialist contractors, to
  • architecture, design, finance, project management and engineering expertise

2020欧洲杯足彩外围appThe industry is spread throughout Scotland with concentrations in the central belt and north east. But employment exists in all parts of Scotland, including all rural areas where construction jobs are of significant importance.

School of Simulation and Visualisation (formerly Digital Design Studio) at Glasgow School of Art.

Scottish construction stats

33,604 business units*

19% of Scotland's total business units (2014)

171,000 employment*

2020欧洲杯足彩外围app10% of Scotland's total employment (2014)

£10.5bn GVA*

2020欧洲杯足彩外围app12% of Scotland's GVA (2014)

*includes supply chain

Offsite Construction Hub, winners of the Collaboration Prize 2016

International reputation

2020欧洲杯足彩外围appAlthough the industry's dominant market is the UK, Scotland has an international reputation for architecture and design, value engineering and project management, and increasingly, low carbon products and technologies.

Scotland's construction exports are worth £140 million0.4% of Scotland's total international exports (2017).

2020欧洲杯足彩外围appConstruction Scotland, the industry leadership group, has launched an industry led , and in 2017 opened its Advanced Construction factory.

2020欧洲杯足彩外围appCSIC delivers Higher Education Institution support and expertise, and speeds development of new construction products, systems and services by businesses.

Company insight

Construction companies surveyed between January and March 2019
Performance last 6 months
  • 79% reported increased turnover
  • 58% reported improved profitability
Expectations next 6 months
  • 13% expect to grow exports
  • 58% expect to add staff

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