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Scotland's Gross Domestic Product, Quarter 2 2018


Quarter 2 2018


A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Release Date: 19 September 2018

Main Findings

  • Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.5% in real terms during the second quarter of 2018, following growth of 0.4% in the first quarter of 2018. The equivalent growth rate for the UK as a whole during the second quarter was 0.4%.

  • In the latest quarter, output in the Services sector grew by 0.4%, output in the Production sector grew by 0.6%, and output in the Construction sector grew by 1.8%.

  • Compared to the same quarter last year, Scottish GDP has grown by 1.7%. Equivalent UK growth over the year was 1.3%.

  • GDP per person in Scotland grew by 0.4% during the first quarter of 2018, compared to growth of 0.2% in the UK as a whole.


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We are publishing Scotland’s GDP more quickly than ever before. A statistics information paper detailing the data and methodology issues relating to this change is available here.

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