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3rd QUARTER 2017


A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

17 January 2018


Main Findings

  • Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.2% in real terms during the third quarter of 2017, following growth of 0.1% in the second quarter of 2017.The equivalent growth rate for the UK as whole during the third quarter was 0.4%.

  • In the third quarter of 2017, output in the Services sector grew by 0.2%, output in the Production sector grew by 1.2%, and output in the Construction sector fell by 2.9%.

  • Compared to the same period last year (i.e. 2017 Quarter 3 vs 2016 Quarter 3), the Scottish economy has grown by 0.6%. Equivalent UK growth was 1.7%.

  • Scottish GDP per person was flat in real terms (0.0%) during the third quarter of 2017, with growth of 0.2% for the UK as a whole.



A printable version (.pdf) of the statistical bulletin is available in both the standard format and on a trial basis 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.