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Release: Second Estimate of GDP, Q2 2013

Released: 23 August 2013 Next edition: 26 September 2013


Matthew Hughes

National Accounts Co-ordination

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455827

Categories: Economy, National Accounts, National Income, Expenditure and Output, GDP by Category of Expenditure, GDP by Category of Income, GVA by Category of Output, Main Aggregates of National Accounts

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

  • UK gross domestic product (GDP) in volume terms was estimated to have increased by 0.7% between Q1 2013 and Q2 2013, revised up by 0.1 percentage points from the previously published estimate.

  • The upwards revision to GDP between the first and second estimate can be attributed to small upwards revisions across a number of the main industrial groupings. 

  • GDP in volume terms increased by 1.5% when comparing Q2 2013 with Q2 2012. 

  • In current prices GDP was estimated to have increased by 0.4% between Q1 2013 and Q2 2013. 

  • All expenditure components – with the exception of non-profit institutions serving households – contributed positively to the 0.7% increase in GDP between Q1 2013 and Q2 2013.  

  • Compensation of employees – which includes both wages & salaries and pension contributions – increased by 2.4% in Q2 2013, the highest quarterly increase since Q3 2000 when it also increased by 2.4%. The increase in Q2 2013 partly reflects unusually high bonus payments in April 2013. 

It contains estimates of the key components of GDP from the output, income and expenditure approaches.

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