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First estimate of GDP: 2021 Q2

Published: 15 Sep 2021
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Chief Economist Directorate
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Economy

Gross domestic product (GDP) for Scotland (first estimate) for 2021 quarter two.

Published:
15 Sep 2021
First estimate of GDP: 2021 Q2

This is the first estimate of Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2021 Quarter 2 (April to June).

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a number of challenges in collecting the data to calculate GDP (as summarised by the ONS). As a result, GDP estimates for this quarter are subject to more uncertainty than usual and may be more prone to revision over time.

Headline Results

  • this is the first estimate of Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2021 Quarter 2 (April to June).
  • Scotland’s GDP grew by 4.7% in real terms during the second quarter of 2021. Over the same period, GDP in the UK as a whole grew by 4.8%.
  • compared to the same quarter last year, Scotland’s GDP grew by 21.7%. Over the same period, the UK as a whole grew by 22.2%.
  • the largest contributor to growth this quarter was Distribution, Hotels & Catering.

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