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Gross Domestic Product

Latest Publication

The latest GDP publication is the GDP Quarterly National Accounts for 2018 Q2 

This includes the updated second estimate of onshore GDP growth for 2018 Quarter 2, GDP in cash terms with detailed breakdowns, and key sector accounts aggregates.

 

What are you looking for?
Where is it?
The most recent headline figures
       Summary of Key Findings 2 Page  Summary (pdf)
       Detailed Results and Commentary

Full Publication (pdf)

       Table of Headline Results Table 1.1 (Excel)
Data from the most recent publication
       Machine readable data Open data platform
       Detailed Services Industries (Quarterly, 1998-present)
Table 1.2 (Excel)
       Detailed Production Industries (Quarterly, 1998-present) Table 1.3 (Excel)
       Historic GDP Estimates (Annual, 1963-present) Table 1.4 (Excel)
       Detailed UK Comparisons Table 1.5 (Excel)
Background information
       How the figures are calculated Methodology Guide
       What data sources are used Sources catalogue
       Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions
Other sources of GDP data
       Cash value of GDP, onshore and including offshore GDP Quarterly National Accounts
       The relative size of industries in the economy Supply and Use Tables

Earlier Publications and Updated Revisions Policy - June 2018

The Scottish Government is introducing a new publishing model for Quarterly GDP to provide a more timely measure of Scotland’s economic performance.

From September, Scotland’s GDP growth has changed from being updated once each quarter to a cycle of two updates, similar to the new publishing model introduced by ONS for UK GDP statistics.

  • There is an earlier First Estimate of GDP released approximately 80 days after the end of each quarter, consistent with the UK GDP First Estimate. This is more timely than the previous schedule of 95-110 days.

  • There is an updated second estimate in the GDP Quarterly National Accounts, consistent with the UK Quarterly National Accounts, at approximately 120 days after the end of the quarter.

  • Further information on the methods and data sources used to enable this change, and on the updated revisions policy for GDP statistics, is available in the paper published on 27 June 2018 here

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