Following its first publication of quarterly GDP estimates for the regions in September, the ONS has now published its 2018 full year estimate of economic activity by UK country, region and local area using gross domestic product.
The figures showed the Scottish economy grew by 0.9% in 2018 down from growth of 1.6% in 2017. This placed Scotland ninth (2017 ranking also ninth) out of the twelve UK ‘regions.’
The UK and England growth rate in 2018 was 1.4%. Wales grew by 0.9% and Northern Ireland recorded negative growth of 0.5%.
Within Scotland, the Falkirk economy grew the fastest at 10.5%, followed by...