Retail and distributive trades in Scotland

David N.F. Bell, Gary Emmett, Neil Fraser, Douglas Hamilton, Anne Jowett, James W. McGilvray, Frank X. Kirwan, Lyle Moar, Ian Orton, David R. F. Simpson, A. A. Wingfield, David N.F. Bell (Editor)

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    Historically the Scottish economy has been considered a region dependent on heavy
    manufacturing industry. For some time these industries have been contracting and
    today service sector employment accounts for approximately 58% of total employment in Scotland. Over the decade of the 1970's services have risen to this level from around 51%. Despite this growth performance statistics relating to service sector activities are not so readily available as those for manufacturing industries,
    which in 1979 accounted for only 29% of total employment in Scotland. This Brief
    will examine a major component of the service sector - retailing and distribution.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-35
    Number of pages5
    JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1980


    • Scottish economy
    • retail industry
    • service sector
    • retailing employment


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