SCC Business Survey Results for Q2 2012 Released


16th July 2012

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have released their Business Survey results for the second quarter of 2012.

The manufacturing sector continues to perform well, the rising trend in orders continued at the same rate as Q1. Exports remain the bright spot, with rising trends in all orders.

The recovery is still tentative in some areas, but shows positive signs for Scottish businesses.

Garry Clark, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said 'The Scottish Government has led the way in identifying increased capital spending as an important policy in helping to address economic stagnation and it is now time for the UK Government to act boldly to stimulate demand and to reduce the focus on austerity; the evidence clearly shows that the current mix of policies of mainly austerity and limited support for growth is holding back any economic recovery. The Government's economic plan needs to move to a new phase focused on growth.'

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