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About GDP

Last updated: 15 Dec 2021 - see all updates
Published: 18 Sep 2019
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Background information and guidance on the Scottish Government's quarterly gross domestic product (GDP).

About GDP
Latest and next publications

Current releases

GDP First Quarterly Estimate for 2021 Q3 (15 December 2021)
GDP Monthly Estimate for October 2021 (22 December 2021)

2 page summary of GDP Key Statistics is also available, which is updated with the latest monthly, quarterly and annual results.

Next planned releases

GDP Monthly Estimate for November 2021 (26 January 2022)

GDP Quarterly National Accounts for 2021 Quarter 3 (9 February 2022)

GDP User Survey 2021 (closed on 13 August 2021)

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented changes in the economy and the way in which we measure it. Over the last year, the Scottish Government has developed some new statistics to track the economy in a more detailed and timely manner than ever before, but has also had to scale back some other work.

During the summer we ran a short online survey, which will help us to understand how our statistics are being used, what is valued and what could be improved in our current publications, and what should be the main priorities for our developments in the coming year.

copy of the survey is still available online. Although we have closed the online collection of views, if you would like to contact us about any aspect of our GDP statistics then please email us at

We are currently reviewing the responses to the survey and will provide an update on our plans in due course.


If you have any questions about this site, please contact the National Accounts Unit as follows:

Phone: Sandy Stewart - Statistician (Head of Unit) - 0131 244 2825



National Accounts Unit
Office of the Chief Economic Adviser
Room 4WR
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh, EH1 3DG

First published: 18 Sep 2019 Last updated: 15 Dec 2021 -