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Economic growth. Source: gov.scot GDP per capita. Source: gov.scot Unemployment Currency (£). Source: ECB; usually updated at 16:00 CET (working days) NYMEX Brent Crude Oil
Q-on-Q growth rate Includes geographical share of extra-regio Feb – Apr 2017
  • 0.0 (2016 Q1)
  • 0.1 (2016 Q2)
  • 0.1 (2016 Q3)
  • -0.2 (2016 Q4)
  • £29,554 (2016)
  • £29,107 (2015)
  • £29,838 (2014)
  • £29,391 (2013)
  • £28,357 (2012)
4% (-1.8% year on year) £1 = € () £1 = $ () dollars per barrel ()
Economic growth. Source: gov.scot GDP per capita Unemployment
Q-on-Q growth rate Feb – Apr 2017
  • 0.0 (2016 Q1)
  • 0.1 (2016 Q2)
  • 0.1 (2016 Q3)
  • -0.2 (2016 Q4)
  • £29,554 (2016)
  • £29,107 (2015)
  • £29,838 (2014)
  • £29,391 (2013)
  • £28,357 (2012)
4% (-1.8% 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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