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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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