The latest GDP publication, for 2018 Quarter 1, is available here
An information paper on Earlier Publications and Updated Revisions Policy for GDP is available here
What is GDP?
Gross domestic product (GDP) is a measure of economic activity which captures the value of goods and services produced during a given period. Change in GDP is used as the main indicator of economic growth in Scotland. When people describe the growth or contraction of the economy, it is the change in GDP to which they refer.
Growth in Scotland's Gross Domestic Product is measured using the output approach. This is estimated by measuring the output of each industry in Scotland and combining them together to form an estimate for the whole economy.
We are interested in users' views on a new format for publishing GDP statistics. Please see below for more information and how to contact us.