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

 

Public Finances


Current Budget Balance: In 2012-13, the estimated current budget balance for the public sector in Scotland (the difference between current revenue and current expenditure i.e. excluding capital investment) was a deficit of £14.2 billion (11.2 per cent of GDP) excluding North Sea revenue, a deficit of £13.6 billion (10.6 per cent of GDP) including a per capita share of North Sea revenue or a deficit of £8.6 billion (5.9 per cent of GDP) including an illustrative geographical share of North Sea revenue.

In 2012-13, the UK as a whole ran a current budget deficit, including 100 per cent of North Sea revenue, of £91.9 billion (5.8 per cent of GDP).

Net Fiscal Balance: In 2012-13, Scotland’s estimated net fiscal balance (the difference between public sector revenue and total public sector expenditure including capital expenditure) was a deficit of £17.6 billion (14.0 per cent of GDP) when excluding North Sea revenue, a deficit of £17.1 billion (13.3 per cent of GDP) when including a per capita share of North Sea revenue or a deficit of £12.1 billion (8.3 per cent of GDP) when a geographical share of North Sea revenue is included.

In 2012-13, the equivalent UK position including 100 per cent of North Sea revenue, referred to in the UK Public Sector Finances as net borrowing, was a deficit of £114.8 billion (or 7.3 per cent of GDP).

Latest Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland Publication
next update: March 2015 (provisional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest Publications

Quarterly Statistics

Quarterly National Accounts Scotland for Quarter 3 2013 (Experimental Statistics) (12 February 2014)

Retail Sales Index for Scotland (RSIS) for Quarter 4, 2013 (29 January 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: 


Publications
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

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