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Scottish National Accounts Project (SNAP)

The Scottish National Accounts Project is an ambitious multi-year project to enhance the scope of economic statistics in Scotland and to improve consistency and comparability between existing measures.

Statistics Products

Quarterly National Accounts Scotland

Quarterly National Accounts Scotland (QNAS) reports estimates of GVA and GDP measured using output, income and expenditure approaches, estimates of UK extra-regio GVA (e.g. offshore oil & gas) attributable to Scotland, household expenditure and disposable income statistics, and public sector revenues.

QNAS has been assessed by the UK Statistics Authority (assessment report 272) which determined that it can be designated as a new National Statistics Product, subject to the Scottish Government implementing specified requirements by July 2014.

Oil and Gas Statistics (Experimental Statistics)

Oil and Gas statistics are being developed to estimate Scottish proportions of hydrocarbon production volumes, sales revenue, and operating & capital costs. Estimates are also produced detailing the flows of oil and gas products through the Scottish economy, including estimates of imports and exports of oil and gas with the rest of the world and the rest of the UK.

These statistics are currently classed as experimental statistics. These are defined as new official statistics undergoing evaluation, and are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development. Users should note that experimental statistics may be particularly prone to revisions as methodologies and data sources are improved.

Long Term Scottish Economic Statistics (Experimental Statistics)

Long Term time series statistics have been produced detailing GDP and Public Sector Finances back to 1980.

These statistics are currently classed as experimental statistics. These are defined as new official statistics undergoing evaluation, and are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development. Users should note that experimental statistics may be particularly prone to revisions as methodologies and data sources are improved.

Income Account and Gross National Income (Experimental Statistics)

An intitial estimate has been made of a balance of payments income account for Scotland. This estimates income inflows and outflows with the rest of the UK and the non-UK rest of the world. Taken collectively, these flows represent Scotland’s net employment income and net property income from abroad, which allow Gross National Income (GNI) to be derived from GDP.

These statistics are currently classed as experimental statistics. These are defined as new official statistics undergoing evaluation, and are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development. Users should note that experimental statistics may be particularly prone to revisions as methodologies and data sources are improved.