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 (0.9% and 13% respectively). A recovery in the third quarter with an increase of 11.7% followed continued growth in the following periods. The second quarter of 2021 saw and increase of 3.1%
GDP increased by only 0.6% in September 2021, whereas it increased by 1.7% in September 2020.
The construction sector saw the greatest change in GDP between August and September 2021 with an increase of 1.3%, however the agricultural sector saw the greatest fall of 0.5% for the same period.
Source: ONS, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 2021