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Gross Domestic Product Quarter 4 2013

4th QUARTER 2013National Statistics logo


A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Subject: The Economy Coverage: Scotland

Date: 16 April 2014


Main Findings

Scottish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in constant basic prices grew by 0.2% during the fourth quarter of 2013.

Output in the Services sector grew by 0.6%. Total output in the Production sector contracted by 0.7%. Output in the Construction sector contracted by 1.0%.

On an annual basis, comparing the latest quarter (2013 Q4) with the same quarter in the previous year (2012 Q4), GDP grew 1.7%.

Calendar year growth for 2013, i.e. comparison of the four quarters of 2013 with the four quarters of 2012, was 1.6%.



A printable version (.pdf) of the statistical bulletin is available.

The results tables (.xls) are available to download in excel format.


These estimates reflect in part the events at the Grangemouth complex in October 2013. Additional discussion of the measurement of these events is published alongside this quarter’s bulletin in a paper - Special Events in Q4 of 2013 – Grangemouth.