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Scotland's Gross Domestic Product, Quarter 1 2018

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Quarter 1 2018


A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Release Date: 27 June 2018

Main Findings

  • Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.2% in real terms during the first quarter of 2018, following growth of 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2017. The equivalent growth rate for the UK as a whole during the first quarter was 0.1%.

  • In the latest quarter, output in the Services sector grew by 0.4%, output in the Production sector grew by 0.9%, and output in the Construction sector fell by 3.5%.

  • Compared to the same quarter last year, Scottish GDP has grown by 0.8%. Equivalent UK growth over the year was 1.2%.

  • GDP per person in Scotland grew by 0.1% during the first quarter of 2018, compared to an fall of 0.1% in the UK as a whole.


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Starting with results for 2018 Quarter 2 we will publish Scotland’s GDP more quickly than ever before, with a first estimate planned for 19 September instead of early October.

A statistics information paper detailing the data and methodology issues relating to this change is available here.

We welcome your views on these changes. Please email economic.statistics@gov.scot with any comments or questions.