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Gross Domestic Product Quarter 1 2012


National Statistics Badge

1st QUARTER 2012


A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Subject: The Economy Coverage: Scotland

Date: 18 July 2012


A printable version (.pdf) of the statistical bulletin is available at: GDP 2012Q1 PDF

The results tables (.xls) are available to download at: GDP 2012Q1 XLS


Main Findings

Scottish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in constant basic prices fell by 0.1 per cent during the first quarter of 2012.

Output in the Services sector grew by 0.2 per cent. Total output in the Production sector grew by 1.2 per cent, within which manufacturing output grew by 0.9 per cent. Output in the Construction sector fell by 6.9 per cent.

On an annual basis, comparing the most recent four quarters to the previous four quarters (4Q-on-4Q), GDP grew by 0.2 per cent. 



  GDP at constant basic prices
Percentage change: latest quarter on previous quarter (seasonally adjusted)
  Total GDP Production Construction Services
2011 Q1 +0.2 +0.6 -0.6 +0.3
  Q2 +0.1 +1.9 -2.7  -0.1
Q3 +0.3  -0.8 -2.4 +0.8
Q4  -0.1 +0.2 -2.8 +0.1
2012 Q1  -0.1 +1.2 -6.9 +0.2