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.