Economic Review, August 2012

Released: 24 August 2012 Download PDF


  • Abstract
  • Summary
  • GDP contracted by 0.5 per cent in 2012 Q2
  • Industrial production
  • Construction output
  • Services sector output
  • Trade
  • Retail sales
  • Labour market
  • Consumer Prices Index
  • Producer Price Index
  • Public sector finances
  • Background notes


This note provides some wider economic analysis to support the Statistical Bulletin relating to the latest GDP release and other major economic releases during the latest month. By drawing on the wider array of economic releases surrounding the GDP release, for example the labour market, trade, retail sales and inflation releases, this note attempts to provide a more comprehensive picture of how the economy has performed in the latest quarter and, where relevant, the latest month.

Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.


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