SCOTLAND'S GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
4th QUARTER 2016
A National Statistics Publication for Scotland
5 April 2017
Output of the Scottish economy contracted by 0.2% during the fourth quarter of 2016.
Output in the Services sector remained flat (0.0%), the Production sector contracted by 0.9%, and the Construction sector contracted by 0.8%.
On an annual basis, comparing the latest quarter (2016 Q4) with the same quarter of the previous year (2015 Q4), Scottish GDP was flat (0.0%).
Over the calendar year (2016 vs 2015), Scottish GDP grew by 0.4%.
A printable version (.pdf) of the statistical bulletin is available.
The results tables (.xls) are available to download in excel format.
The Scottish Government receives a number of queries regarding the Scottish GDP data. In response to these, a new Frequently Asked Questions document has been introduced and is available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Economy/PubGDP/GDP2016Q4/DOCS.
We thank users for their response to the Scottish Quarterly GDP user survey in March. A follow-up will be published with next quarters’ figures covering Quarter 1 (January to March) 2017, which is due on 5th July 2017.