Economy Statistics

This section gives information on statistics relating to the Economy. If you have trouble finding the information you require, try the Search Statistics page or contact us directly for more information.

Key Economy Statistics


Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Exports Structure Of The Economy
Public Sector Finances Household Expenditure Business & Enterprise



Gross Domestic Product (GDP)


Latest GDP Growth Figures: Scottish GDP grew 0.6% during the third quarter of 2014. On an annual basis, comparing the latest quarter to the same period in the previous year, Scottish GDP grew 3.0%.

Scottish quarterly GDP figures are produced at basic prices, also known as Gross Value Added (GVA).

On the same basis, UK GDP grew by 0.8% in the third quarter of 2014, and grew at an annual rate of 2.6%.

Latest Quarterly GDP Statistics
next update: 15 April 2015


GDP in Nominal (Cash) Terms:

In the year to 2014 Quarter 3, onshore Scottish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to have been around £133 billion in total, and £24,900 per capita.

Including a population share of extra-regio (offshore) activity assigned to Scotland, GDP is estimated at around £135 billion in total, and £25,200 per capita.

Including a geographical share of extra-regio (offshore) activity, GDP is estimated at around £150 billion in total, and £28,100 per capita.

Latest Quarterly National Accounts Publication
next update: 13 May 2015







Latest Publications

Quarterly Statistics

Quarterly National Accounts Scotland for Quarter 3 2014  (18 February 2014)

Retail Sales Index for Scotland (RSIS) for Quarter 4, 2014 (4 February 2015)

Index of Manufactured Exports (IME) for Quarter 3, 2014 (28 January 2015)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Quarter 3, 2014 (21 January 2015)

Annual Statistics

Input-Output (I-O) Tables 1998-2011 (16 July 2014)

Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) 2012-13 (12 March 2014)

Global Connections Survey (GCS) 2013 (26 January 2015)


The economy statistics Publications archive contains links to our previous publications.

The Statistical News Releases page provides information on the latest Scottish Government statistics, including those relating to the Economy topic.

Economy statistics in more detail

More detailed information on methodology, sources and outputs are available for the following economy themes: 

Recent statistical publications on the Economy, including background information, and other selected sources.

Scotland Performs
Economy statistics are used to inform the following Scottish Government purpose targets and national indicators:


Consultation - ScotStat
Consultation and planning arrangements for Economy statistical collections.

Related Areas and Links
Associated areas on the Scottish Government website, and other key links for further information.

Atkinson Review
This page provides details of how the Atkinson Review is being implemented in Scotland

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