Scottish economy grows 0.1% in 2017 Quarter 2

The Scottish economy grew by 0.1% during the second quarter of 2017, according to statistics announced today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician.

Change in gross domestic product (GDP) is the main indicator of economic growth in Scotland. The latest Gross Domestic Product release, covering the period April to June 2017, shows the economy grew by 0.1% in real terms compared to the previous three months. On an annual basis, compared to the second quarter of 2016, the Scottish economy grew by 0.5%.

During the second quarter of 2017 output in the Services sector grew by 0.7%, output in Production fell by 0.7% and output in the Construction sector fell by 3.5%.

Scotland’s GDP per person grew by 0.1% during the second quarter.