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Strong international supply chain sales in 2014 illustrate Scotland's continued presence as major player in global oil and gas industry.

Oil and gas in Scotland

Scotland's oil and gas supply chain companies enjoyed a record year in 2014, with total international sales increasing by 9% to £12.2 billion.

Although the figures pre-date the sustained downturn in oil prices, they highlight once again Scotland's position as a key player in oil and gas markets around the world.

The figures, announced in Scottish Enterprise's annual International Supply Chain survey, also show that international activity accounts for 53.4% of total sales - up from 50.3% in 2013.

Working in key international markets

Top markets for Scottish supply chain activity in 2014 included:

  • United States
  • Angola
  • Nigeria
  • Australia
  • Kazakhstan

International sales are forecast to grow by 12% in the next five years, with supply chain companies highlighting a number of countries that offer growth opportunities in the immediate future, including:

  • United States
  • Norway
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Malaysia

Regionally, key areas for growth were identified as:

  • Middle East
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Africa

Read the full survey (PDF, 5MB)

Connecting Scotland with the world

Our network of global offices help connect Scotland's supply chain companies with customers, partners and suppliers in key markets.

Lena Wilson, chief executive of Scottish Enterprise, said:

"Today's results clearly reflect a very mixed picture for the oil and gas industry.

"On one hand they demonstrate the global reputation of the sector and the strong demand for its skills, experience and expertise but on the other, the severe impact of the low oil price necessitates further work to transform to become even more competitive in the global marketplace."

By having experts in key markets we can help Scottish companies access new opportunities.

Our new office in Africa in partnership with our team in Scotland, for example, has helped the supply chain deliver a record £2.75 billion of sales into this growth market, beating our target of reaching £2 billion by 2017.

And, wherever you are in the world, our staff can help you find the expertise and skills you need for your project from Scotland's supply chain companies.

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Working together to meet new challenges

With the industry facing up to new challenges, the importance of collaboration and efficiency in oil and gas projects has never been greater.

50 years of experience in the North Sea has given our supply chain companies the skills, expertise and innovative technologies you need to support your project.

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