From Insider today:
‘Foreign Direct Investment in Scotland at ‘unprecedented’ levels Figures from accountancy group EY show the country is maintaining its attractiveness among foreign investors, even though other European countries are narrowing the gap with the UK. Scotland attracted a new record of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for the third year in a row in 2017 and set a new 10-year high, according to new figures from accountancy group EY. The country experienced a 7 per cent increase in the number of projects it secured last year, taking the total up to 116. This rate of growth was higher than the UK as a whole at 6 per cent, and thus Scotland’s share of UK FDI rose to 9.6 per cent in 2017, above the historical average of 9.3 per cent.’
Previous examples of the 8%, good news, meme, include:
With only 8% of the population, Scotland’s maritime sector accounts for 25% of the UK maritime sector’s (GVA) contribution to the economy and is 17.5% more productive than the UK marine oil and gas sector. Once more, too wee, too poor?
Percentages – the reliable basis for comparing Scotland with the non-Scottish parts of the UK.