Scotland’s onshore GDP rose 0.9% in May

Scotland’s onshore GDP grew by 0.9% in May, according to the latest statistics from the Chief Statistician.

However, output remains 2.7% below the pre-pandemic level in February 2020.

Services sector output grew by 1.1% in May, with increases in 11 of the 14 subsectors.

The largest contribution to growth was from accommodation and food services as restrictions continued to be eased across most parts of the country during May.

Output in the production sector increased by 0.7% overall, with increases in the electricity and gas supply and water and waste management subsectors offset by falls in manufacturing and the mining and quarrying sub-sector.

Output in the construction sector is estimated to have decreased by 0.8%, in line with the UK as a whole, but is 1.1% above its pre-pandemic level in February 2020.