The Industry Supply Chain report explores the estimated purchases of an industry within a given location; its supply chain. The report breaks purchases down by the individual supplier industries, and the share of purchases in each industry from suppliers in the selected region, or outside of it. Supply chain analysis is a powerful tool for understanding the linkages within a local economy, and identifying opportunities to expand local business opportunities by for example consolidating the supply chain by taking advantage of purchasing which currently goes outside the region.
Selecting a purchasing industry and a region, the table then ranks other industries in order of total sales to the selected purchasing industry, and identifies for each one:
- In-region purchases: the amount of money the selected industry spends on the goods of that industry from suppliers within the selected region.
- % in–region purchases: in-region purchases from that industry as a percentage share of total purchases from that industry.
- Imported purchases: the amount of money the selected industry spends on the goods of that industry from suppliers from outside of the selected region.
- % imported purchases: imported purchases from that industry as a percentage share of total purchases from that industry.
- Total purchases: the sum of in-region and imported purchases from that industry.
The data for the Industry Supply Chain report comes from Emsi’s Input-Output model, which describes the web of sales and purchases between industries and across local economies. The model builds on the ONS Supply and Use Tables, which identify the pattern of industry sales and purchases; Emsi uses our range of other economic data to expand the detail from that provided by the ONS, to estimate the pattern down to detailed 4-digit SIC industry and Local Administrative Unit level.