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Estimates of economic activity within the countries of the UK and the nine English regions for April to June 2022.

GDP measures the value of goods and services produced in the UK. It estimates the size of and growth in the economy.

These are experimental statistics and should be treated with caution. The data can be volatile, and quarterly movements should normally be considered alongside the long-term trend.

Main points

Change over the shorter term

  • GDP in Wales decreased by 0.4% in April to June 2022 compared with the previous quarter (January to March 2022). This compares to a decrease of 0.3% in quarter 1 2022.
  • Northern Ireland saw a decrease of 0.3% over the same time period, whilst growth in England and Scotland was unchanged.
  • For the UK as a whole, GDP increased by 0.1%.
  • The production and construction sectors saw increases of 3.7% and 0.6% respectively, whilst the service sector saw a decrease of 1.6%.

Change over the longer term

  • GDP in Wales increased by 1.9% in April to June 2022 compared with the same quarter the previous year. GDP for the UK increased by 4.0% over the same time period.
  • All four countries in the UK showed positive growth in GDP over the longer term. Wales saw the smallest increase (1.9%), while Scotland had the largest increase (5.0%).
  • The construction and services sectors showed growth of 5.7% and 2.0% respectively. Growth in the production sector was unchanged.


Estimates in this release have taken on revisions back to Quarter 1 (January to March) 2021. These revisions are mainly because of taking on revised estimates from the UK GDP quarterly national accounts.



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