GDP First Quarterly Estimate 2023 Q2 (April-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.

Change in gross domestic product (GDP) is the main indicator of economic growth in Scotland. There are three ways in which GDP can be measured which should all produce the same result. Each of these approaches allows GDP to be broken down into different categories.


The first quarterly estimate of GDP contained in this publication covers the output approach to GDP and its breakdowns. The second estimate of GDP published in Quarterly National Accounts covers all three approaches and their different breakdowns.


If you are looking for cash value GDP data or output estimates which include the offshore economy these are available in the GDP Quarterly National Accounts. The most recently published Quarterly National Accounts estimate is available up to 2023 Quarter 1 (which  is fully comparable to these data) at


If you are looking for information on the relative size of industries within the economy please refer to the Scottish Supply and Use Tables at The most recent figures were published on 26th October 2022 and cover the years 1998 to 2019.

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