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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 (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