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UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP)


Gross domestic product (GDP) measures the total value of goods made and services provided, during a specific time period in the UK. It estimates the size and growth of the UK economy.

The line chart shows Gross Domestic Product over time for the UK. Page 1 shows quarterly GDP at market prices. Page 2 shows monthly indexed GDP. Right click to select and view the underlying data.

About the data

The latest Quarterly GDP figures help to estimate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic upon the economy, or more specifically, the impact of societal restrictions imposed to reduce the transmission of the virus. The UK saw a fall in the first and second quarters of 2020 (1.4% and 13.5% respectively).  A short-lived recovery in the third quarter with an increase of 13% followed by a 0.1% fall in the first quarter of 2021.

GDP increased by 2.3% in April 2021, having fallen by 18.7% April 2020.

The service sector saw the greatest change in GDP between March and April 2021 with an increase of 3.4%, however the construction sector saw the greatest fall of 2% for the same period.

Source: ONS, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)