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Scotland's GDP 2016 Q4

4th QUARTER 2016


A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

5 April 2017


Main Findings

Output of the Scottish economy contracted by 0.2% during the fourth quarter of 2016.

Output in the Services sector remained flat (0.0%), the Production sector contracted by 0.9%, and the Construction sector contracted by 0.8%.

On an annual basis, comparing the latest quarter (2016 Q4) with the same quarter of the previous year (2015 Q4), Scottish GDP was flat (0.0%).

Over the calendar year (2016 vs 2015), Scottish GDP grew by 0.4%.


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

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

The Scottish Government receives a number of queries regarding the Scottish GDP data.  In response to these, a new Frequently Asked Questions document has been introduced and is available at

We thank users for their response to the Scottish Quarterly GDP user survey in March. A follow-up will be published with next quarters’ figures covering Quarter 1 (January to March) 2017, which is due on 5th July 2017.