- Scotland retains position as second to London in attracting new FDI projects
- 94 inward investment projects were secured in 2018, down by 22 (19%) from 116 projects the previous year
- Scotland’s ‘big three’ (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen) in the UK top ten cities outside of London for attracting projects
- Top countries for FDI in Scotland are United States, Germany and Switzerland (joint second), and Norway
- The top three sectors generating the highest numbers of inward investment projects are Digital and Business Services, both seeing an increase of 16 projects, and Machinery & Equipment with an increase of 12
- The three sectors witnessing the sharpest decline are R&D which is down by 13 projects, logistics down by six projects and manufacturing down by five
Europe Attractiveness Survey 2019
Foreign direct investment into Europe declined in 2018 – but a strengthened skills base and infrastructure, especially in digital, will keep it ahead of the game.
UK Attractiveness Survey 2019
The UK remained Europe's number one FDI destination in 2018, but saw a 13% drop in projects and a decline in investor sentiment.
UK Attractiveness for Financial Services Investors 2019
UK retains top position for financial services investment in Europe, but investor sentiment on its future attractiveness is at a historic low.
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