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2nd QUARTER 2017


A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

4 October 2017


Main Findings

  • Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.1% in real terms during the second quarter of 2017, following growth of 0.6% in the first quarter of 2017.The equivalent growth rate for the UK as whole during the second quarter was 0.3%.

  • In the second quarter of 2017, output in the Services sector grew by 0.7%, output in the Production sector fell by 0.7%, and output in the Construction sector fell by 3.5%.

  • Compared to the same period last year (i.e. 2017 Quarter 2 vs 2016 Quarter 2), the Scottish economy has grown by 0.5%. Equivalent UK growth is 1.5%.

  • Scottish GDP per person grew by 0.1% during the second quarter of 2017, in line with the UK as a whole.


A printable version (.pdf) of the statistical bulletin is available in both the standard format and in a new visual style.

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

A two page visual summary of key results is also available to download.