The Scottish economy grew by 0.2% during the third quarter of last year, according to the latest figures released by the Scottish Government.

 

An increase in gross domestic product (GDP) is the main indicator of economic growth in Scotland.

 

The latest GDP figures covering the period July to September 2017, show that the Scottish economy grew by 0.2% in real terms compared to the previous three months. Compared to the same period in 2016, the Scottish economy grew by 0.6%

 

Between July and September 2017, output in the Services sector grew by 0.2%, while output in Production (manufacturing, utilities and mining) was up by 1.2%.  However, Construction was down for a seventh quarter in a row, with a 2.9% fall.

 

GDP per person in Scotland was flat in real terms (0.0%) during the third quarter of 2017, compared to an increase of 0.1% in the UK a a whole.

 

A detailed analysis of the figures can be found on the Scottish Government website.

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