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17/07/13 09:36

Gross domestic product for Scotland

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today announced the release of GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT FOR SCOTLAND FOR THE 1ST QUARTER OF 2013

This quarterly publication measures growth, in real terms, of Gross Domestic Product at basic prices, also known as Gross Value Added, for Scotland.

The main findings are:

  • Scottish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in constant basic prices grew by 0.4 per cent during the first quarter of 2013.
  • Output in the Services sector grew by 0.8 per cent. Total output in the Production sector grew by 0.1 per cent. Output in the Construction sector fell by 2.5 per cent.
  • On an annual basis comparing the latest quarter (2013Q1) with the same quarter of the previous year (2012Q1) GDP grew by 1.2%.

Notes to editors

The full statistical publication can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Economy/GDP2013Q1

Further information on Economy statistics within Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/statistics/browse/economy 3

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff – more information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About