Monthly GDP background information

Information and guidance on the experimental monthly GPD statistics, including data sources and methodology.

Estimates of monthly GDP growth are inherently more volatile than quarterly or annual growth. In normal times it may be sensible to concentrate on the smoother rolling quarterly growth rate (latest three months compared to previous three months). However, due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the results have mostly presented in terms of monthly growth rates, or the cumulative change compared to pre-pandemic levels in February 2020.



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