GDP Monthly Estimate: March 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 increased by 0.3% in March and is now 1.0% above pre-pandemic levels (February 2020).
  • In the three months to March, GDP is estimated to have grown by 1.0% compared to the previous three month period. This result is consistent with the GDP Quarterly First Estimate for 2022 Quarter 1.
  • In March the output in the consumer facing services increased by 0.4%, output in health, education and public services grew by 0.4% and in all other services increased by 0.6%. Output in production, construction and agriculture contracted by 0.4%.
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