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GDP growth. Source: gov.scot GDP growth by industry. Source: gov.scot Unemployment Currency (£). Source: ECB; usually updated at 16:00 CET (working days) NYMEX Brent Crude Oil
Q-on-Q growth 2017 Q1 on 2016 Q4 Apr – Jun 2017
  • +0.1% (2016 Q2)
  • +0.1% (2016 Q3)
  • -0.2% (2016 Q4)
  • +0.8% (2017 Q1)
  • Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing: +0.4%
  • Production: +3.1%
  • Construction: -0.7%
  • Services: +0.3%
3.9% (-1.2% year on year) £1 = € () £1 = $ () dollars per barrel ()
GDP growth. Source: gov.scot GDP growth by industry. Source: gov.scot Unemployment
Q-on-Q growth 2017 Q1 on 2016 Q4 Apr – Jun 2017
  • +0.1% (2016 Q2)
  • +0.1% (2016 Q3)
  • -0.2% (2016 Q4)
  • +0.8% (2017 Q1)
  • Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing: +0.4%
  • Production: +3.1%
  • Construction: -0.7%
  • Services: +0.3%
3.9% (-1.2% year on year)
Currency (£). Source: ECB; usually updated at 16:00 CET (working days) NYMEX Brent Crude Oil
£1 = € () £1 = $ () dollars per barrel ()







Number of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects secured, 2016

Country/region FDI projects secured in 2015 FDI projects secured in 2016 Change: 2015 to 2016 2016 Ranking
London 405 451 +46 1
Scotland 119 122 +3 2
West Midlands 92 111 +19 3
Yorkshire 83 98 +15 4
North West England 101 90 -11 5
South East England 61 72 +11 6
East Midlands 37 44 +7 7
East of England 28 39 +11 8
Northern Ireland 15 39 +24 9
South West England 37 28 -9 10
North East England 41 26 -15 11
Wales 41 23 -18 12

Source: EY’s 2017 Scotland Attractiveness Survey.

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