Estimates of GDP are released on a monthly and quarterly basis. Monthly estimates are released alongside other short-term economic indicators. The two quarterly estimates contain data from all three approaches to measuring GDP and are called the First quarterly estimate of GDP and the Quarterly National Accounts. Data sources feeding into the two types of releases are consistent with each other.
Gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by 0.4% in August 2021 and remains 0.8% below its pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic level (February 2020).
Services output grew by 0.4% in August 2021 with output in consumer-facing services increasing by 1.2%, while all other services rose by 0.1%; consumer-facing services remain 4.7% below their pre-pandemic levels, while all other services are now 0.4% above.
Accommodation and food service activities, and arts, entertainment and recreation contributed most positively to services growth in August 2021, partially offset by falls in health output and retail trade.
Datasets for each of the chapters in The Blue Book 2019 including the national accounts at a glance, financial and non-financial corporations, households and non-profit institutions serving households and summary supply and use tables.
Quarterly economic activity within the countries of the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and the nine English regions (North East, North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, and South West).