Scots GDP fell 19% in April-June pandemic quarter

Scotland’s Chief Statistician has released statistics showing the Scottish economy measured by gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 19.4% during the second quarter of 2020 that covered the April to June period.

Over the year, compared to the second quarter of 2019, GDP contracted by 21.1%.

GDP growth in this publication relates to Scotland’s onshore economy, which means it does not include the output of offshore oil and gas extraction.

During the second quarter, output in the construction sector contracted by 41.5%, output in production contracted by 15.7%, and output in the services sector contracted by 18.7%.

The second estimate of GDP for the second quarter of 2020 will be available in Quarterly National Accounts Scotland, published on October 28, 2020.

The first estimate of GDP for the third quarter of 2020 will be published on December 20, 2020.