almost double what Scotland exports to the rest of the world combined
more than 4 times what it exports to the rest of the EU
equivalent to a third of Scotland’s GDP
And these exports are growing in value faster than other markets:
between 2002 and 2012, the value of exports to the rest of the UK increased by 69%
that’s compared with just 7% increase for the same period to the rest of the EU
and sales increases to Asia of 60%, and to North America of 63%
Sales to the rest of the UK are vital for many Scottish business sectors. Customer loyalty to a UK industry and the single domestic UK-wide market supports high trade levels. A break-up of the UK, even with EU regulations and requirements, would not guarantee the same level of consistency.