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Gross Domestic Product 2018Q4

Scotland's GDP 2018, Quarter 4-

First Estimate


A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Release Date: 20 March 2019

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

  • Compared to the same quarter last year, Scotland's GDP has grown by 1.3%, the same as equivalent UK growth over the same period.

  • In 2018 Scotland’s GDP grew by 1.4% compared to 2017, the same as the UK.

  • The largest single contribution to growth this quarter came from the Business Services and Finance sector.



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