GDP monthly estimate: September 2022

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) statistics measure change in the output of the economy. This is an experimental statistics publication for Scotland.

Total output in the services sector, which accounts for around three quarters of the economy, is estimated to have fallen by 0.5% in September.

Within services, at the broad level, output in consumer facing services fell by 0.6%. Output in health, education and public services grew by 0.5% in September. Output across all other services fell by 1.0% in total, with decreases led by a 3.7% fall in Other Services output.

Overall output in production, construction and agriculture fell by 1.0% compared to the previous month. This includes growth of 2.2% in the water and waste management industry.

Within production, manufacturing output fell by 3.3% in September, with increased levels of output in three of the five subsectors. Manufacturing continues to be quite volatile from month to month, with output remaining below the level seen in 2019.

Construction output is estimated to have grown by 0.3% in September, after increasing by 0.2% in August.


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