Economy Statistics

This section gives information on statistics relating to the Economy. If you have trouble finding the information you require, try the Search Statistics page or contact us directly for more information.

Key Economy Statistics


Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Exports Structure Of The Economy
Public Sector Finances Household Expenditure Business & Enterprise


Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Latest GDP Growth Figures: Scottish GDP grew 0.2% during the fourth quarter of 2013. On an annual basis, comparing the latest quarter to the same period in the previous year, Scottish GDP grew 1.7%. Calendar year growth for 2013, comparing the four quarters of 2013 with the four quarters of 2012, was 1.6%.

Scottish quarterly GDP figures are produced at basic prices, also known as Gross Value Added (GVA).

On the same basis, UK GDP grew by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2013, and grew at an annual rate of 2.7%. Calendar year growth for the UK was 1.7%.

Latest Quarterly GDP Statistics
next update: 16 July 2014



GDP in Nominal (Cash) Terms: Scottish Gross Domestic Product in 2013 (excluding extra-regio)¹ was £129 billion.

Including a population share of UK extra-regio activity, GDP in 2012 was £131 billion.

Including the share of UK extra-regio activity occuring offshore from Scotland, GDP in 2012 was £148 billion.

Latest Quarterly National Accounts Publication (experimental²)
next update: May 2014




1 - Activities on the continental shelf are not classified as occuring in any particular nation or region of the UK, but are counted as being extra-regio in official statistics. Figures are provided to illustrate the impact of attributing a share of extra-regio activity to Scotland.

2 - Quarterly National Accounts is currently classed as experimental statistics. These are defined in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics as new official statistics undergoing evaluation. They are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development and as a means to build in quality at an early stage.  




Latest Publications

Quarterly Statistics

Quarterly National Accounts Scotland for Quarter 4 2013  (14 May 2014)

Retail Sales Index for Scotland (RSIS) for Quarter 1, 2014 (30 April 2014)

Index of Manufactured Exports (IME) for Quarter 4, 2013 (23 April 2014)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Quarter 4, 2013 (16 April 2014)

Annual Statistics

Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) 2012-13 (12 March 2014)

Global Connections Survey (GCS) 2012 (29 January 2014)

Input-Output (I-O) Tables 1998-2009 (15 May 2013)

The economy statistics Publications archive contains links to our previous publications.

The Statistical News Releases page provides information on the latest Scottish Government statistics, including those relating to the Economy topic.

Economy statistics in more detail

More detailed information on methodology, sources and outputs are available for the following economy themes: 

Recent statistical publications on the Economy, including background information, and other selected sources.

Scotland Performs
Economy statistics are used to inform the following Scottish Government purpose targets and national indicators:


Consultation - ScotStat
Consultation and planning arrangements for Economy statistical collections.

Related Areas and Links
Associated areas on the Scottish Government website, and other key links for further information.

Atkinson Review
This page provides details of how the Atkinson Review is being implemented in Scotland

Our contact information.