Grant Allan & Stuart McIntyre
Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde
Recent economic news on the Scottish economy has struck a slightly more upbeat note about the current pace of economic growth.
This comes on the back of growth over the year to June 2018 – whilst still below average – at its fastest since late 2014/early 2015 and the Scottish economy outpacing the UK for the last two quarters.
While, as set out in our latest Fraser Economic Commentary we remain cautiously optimistic, growth is likely to remain below trend for the duration of our forecast horizon. And overall, the immediate outlook for Scotland’s economy remains highly uncertain.
Against this backdrop, the latest nowcasts of economic growth in Scotland from our nowcasting model have been generated.