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4th QUARTER 2017


A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

4 April 2018


Main Findings

  • Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.3% in real terms during the fourth quarter of 2017, following growth of 0.2% in the third quarter of 2017. The equivalent growth rate for the UK as whole during the third quarter was 0.4%.

  • In the latest quarter, output in the Services sector grew by 0.5%, output in the Production sector grew by 0.9%, and output in the Construction sector fell by 2.6%.

  • Compared to the same quarter last year, Scottish GDP has grown by 1.1%. Equivalent UK growth over the year was 1.4%.

  • In 2017, annual GDP increased by 0.8% compared to 2016, following growth of 0.2% between 2015 and 2016. The equivalent UK growth rate for 2017 was 1.8%.

  • GDP per person in Scotland increased by 0.2% during the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to an increase of 0.2% in 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.