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THIS IS NOT THE LATEST GDP RELEASE

updated statistics for GDP growth in real terms are available in the GDP Quarterly National Accountsfor 2019 Q1
The GDP First Estimate for 2019 Quarter 2 will be published on 18 September 2019

Gross Domestic Product 2019 Q1

Scotland's GDP 2019, Quarter 1-

First Estimate

 

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Release Date: 19 June 2019
 

Headline Results
  • Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.5% in real terms during the first quarter of 2019, following growth of 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018. The equivalent growth rate for the UK as a whole during the first quarter was 0.5%.

  • Compared to the same quarter last year, Scotland's GDP has grown by 1.4%, compared to equivalent UK growth over the same period of 1.8%.

  • The largest single contribution to growth this quarter came from the manufacturing sector.

  • Some surveys have linked this increase in Manufacturing to stockpiling for Brexit. The ONS cite the Markit UK Manufacturing PMI for March 2019, which recorded a 13-month high in manufacturing activity due to “companies
    stepping up production to build-up inventories in advance of Brexit and to also meet rising inflows of new work”.

 

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