GDP Monthly Estimate: April 2022

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) statistics measure the output of the economy in Scotland. These monthly estimates are experimental statistics.

This publication is designated as experimental official statistics. This means that the statistics are still in development but have been released to enable their use at an early stage. All results are provisional and subject to relatively high levels of uncertainty.

All results are seasonally adjusted and presented in real terms (adjusted to remove inflation), and relate to Scotland’s onshore economy (which does not include offshore oil and gas extraction).

Main Findings

  • Scotland’s onshore GDP is estimated to have fallen by 0.5% in April and is now 0.6% above pre-pandemic levels (February 2020).
  • In the three months to April, GDP is estimated to have grown by 0.8% compared to the previous three month period.
  • Output in the services sector, which accounts for around three quarters of the economy, decreased by -0.7% in April. At the broad level, output in consumer facing services grew by 1.1%, while health, education and public services output decreased by -1.2%, and output in all other services decreased by -1.0%. Output in production, construction and agriculture stayed flat (0.0% change).
April GDP publication
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