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Real Time Indicators

Articles highlighting what the latest real-time indicators are telling us about business, households, and the economy.


Traditional economic indicators (i.e. GDP) are typically produced on a quarterly or monthly basis; real-time indicators (RTIs) provide a more timely snapshot of the state of the economy and are published more frequently, either on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly basis.

RTIs allow for more frequent analysis during times of crisis, like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This page includes a discussion on what the latest RTI data shows for businesses, households, and the Scottish economy.



Ben Cooper
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Frantisek Brocek
Adam McGeoch
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Rob Watts