Statistics

  • Information and data user research survey

    21st September 2017 by

    The Scottish Government, in collaboration with the National Records of Scotland and NHS: Information Services Division are conducting user research. This will help us better understand the needs of users of our data, statistics and research content that we make available via our websites and other digital products. We will use the information gathered to...

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  • Bank Advances to Scottish Agriculture

    13th September 2017 by

    The total outstanding bank debt of Scottish farms increased five per cent over the past year, according to the latest statistics. A survey of the main banks and other lending institutions showed outstanding loans to Scottish farms rose by £113 million in the year to May 31, 2017. Total outstanding loans to the agricultural sector...

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  • Scottish Quarterly GDP – An expanded visual summary

    1st September 2017 by

    Over the past year, Scottish Government statisticians have been looking at ways of making GDP data easier to understand. In July 2017 (the 2017 Q1 publication) we published a visual summary of the GDP statistics which was extremely well received by a wide range of users. In October 2017 (for the 2017 Q2 GDP publication)...

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  • Scottish GDP grows by 0.8% in the first quarter of 2017

    5th July 2017 by

    Scottish GDP grows by 0.8% in the first quarter of 2017 The latest estimate of Scotland’s GDP shows growth of 0.8% since the fourth quarter of 2016. In the previous quarter the Scottish economy contracted by 0.2%. UK GDP growth for this quarter was 0.2%. Scottish GDP grows by 0.7% over the year On an...

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  • Scottish economy contracts 0.2% in 2016 Q4

    5th April 2017 by

    Main points Change in gross domestic product (GDP) is the main indicator of economic growth in Scotland. The latest Gross Domestic Product release, covering the fourth quarter (the period October to December) of 2016, shows that total output in the economy contracted by 0.2% compared to the previous three months. On an annual basis, compared...

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  • New blog platform

    28th February 2017 by

    We are piloting this new blog platform which we’ll use to post updates on important announcements about Scottish Official statistics, our statistics publications, consultations and events. This is likely to replace the ScotStat automated email system that we currently use to provide updates on announcements, if the pilot is successful. The blog is openly available...

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  • Scottish economy grows 0.2%

    18th January 2017 by

    Change in gross domestic product (GDP) is the main indicator of economic growth in Scotland. The latest Gross Domestic Product release, covering the period July to September 2016, shows that total output in the economy grew by 0.2% compared to the previous three months. On an annual basis, compared to the third quarter of 2015,...

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  • Scottish economy grows 0.4%

    12th October 2016 by

    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 2016, shows that Scottish GDP grew by 0.4% compared to the previous three months.     On an annual basis, compared to the second quarter of 2015, Scottish...

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