GDP first quarterly estimate: 2022 Quarter 2 (April to June)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) statistics measure the output of the economy in Scotland. The GDP first quarterly estimate is a national statistics publication for Scotland.

Headline Results

  • Scotland’s GDP remained unchanged (0.0% growth) in real terms during the second quarter of 2022 (April to June) and is still 0.1% below pre-pandemic levels (2019 Q4). Over the same period, GDP in the UK as a whole fell by 0.1% and is now 0.6% above pre-pandemic levels.
  • Compared to the same quarter last year, Scotland’s GDP grew by 3.5%. Over the same period, the UK as a whole grew by 2.9%.
  • The largest contributor to change this quarter was Government & Other Services, specifically the Health & Social Care sector.

What’s in the first quarterly estimate of GDP

The first quarterly estimate of GDP covers the output approach to GDP and reports on:

  • Real terms – results have been seasonally adjusted and had the effect of price changes removed to allow for meaningful comparisons over time
  • Onshore economy – figures do not include the output of offshore oil and gas extraction (which is included in the headline UK figures)
  • Revisions – There are no revisions to previous quarters in this release. The GDP Quarterly National Accounts, published on 2 November 2022, will include an updated second estimate of GDP for 2022 Q2 and revisions to previous quarters.

Further information can be found in the full publication and tables below.

First estimate of GDP: 2022 Q2 full publication
First estimate of GDP: 2022 Q2 summary
First estimate of GDP: 2022 Q2 results tables


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