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First estimate of GDP: 2021 Q4

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


This is the first quarterly estimate of Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2021 Quarter 4 (October to December).

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 quarterly estimate of Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2021 Quarter 4 (October to December).
  • Scotland’s GDP grew by 1.3% in real terms during the fourth quarter of 2021. Over the same period, GDP in the UK as a whole grew by 1.0%.
  • compared to the same quarter last year, Scotland’s GDP grew by 5.9%. Over the same period, the UK as a whole grew by 6.5%.
  • the largest contributor to growth this quarter was Government & Other Services.

First estimate of GDP: 2021 Q4 summary

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