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 SE economy grew by 0.6% in 2018, down from the 2017 growth rate of 1.2%. This placed the SE eleventh (2017 ranking also eleventh) out of the twelve UK ‘regions.’
The UK and England growth rate in 2018 was 1.4%. Growth in Wales was 1.3%, Scotland grew by 0.9% and the Northern Ireland economy shrank by 0.5%.
London topped the 2018 table...