The Economic Contribution of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Scotland

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The pharmaceutical sector is a major contributor to the Scottish economy, encompassing a wide range of activities; from internationally leading research and development to manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, sales, marketing and industry leadership.

The sector has been identified by the Scottish Government as a key contributor to the life sciences Growth Sector. Growth Sectors are areas of the economy where the Government believes that Scotland has a distinct comparative advantage.

The industry is also a key employer in towns and throughout rural communities outside of the major cities, making it a key contributor to inclusive growth.

The purpose of this report is to examine the economic impact of pharmaceutical sector in Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018


  • Scottish economy
  • pharmaceuticals
  • input output
  • economic modelling


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