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Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2012

This publication aims to provide an easily accessible reference document which offers information on a wide range of environmental topics. It covers key datasets on the state of the environment in Scotland, with an emphasis on the trends over time wherever possible.

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP)R,[4]: 1979-2011

Scottish GDP at basic prices (2007=100)

Scottish GDP at basic prices (2007=100)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an important measure of the activity and strength of the economy. However, a high level of GDP does not necessarily imply an efficient use of all resources.

Between 1979 and 2011 the Scottish GDP index increased from 56.1 to 97.2, representing an average annual growth of 1.7%.

Over the 2011 calendar year, GDP in Scotland grew by 0.5%. This followed growth of 1.2% during 2010.

Following the deterioration in global economic conditions, Scottish GDP started to contract in the third quarter of 2008 before returning to growth in the last quarter of 2009. During this period Scotland experienced a peak to trough decline in GDP of 5.8% - smaller than the 6.3% peak to trough decline in the UK.

Source: Scottish Government / Metadata

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