The Scottish economy [March 1992]

Jim Love, Brian Ashcroft, Richard Brooks, Paul Draper, Stewart Dunlop, Kevin Leif, Cliff Lockyer, Eleanor Malloy, Mark McFarland, Peter McGregor, Iain McNicoll, Eric McRory, Roger Perman, Jim Stevens, Kim Swales, Ya Ping Yin, Jim Love (Editor), Fraser of Allander Institute

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In the last issue of the Commentary, we forecast that an up-tum in the business cycle (in terms of the seasonally adjusted Scottish output index for production industries, Divisions 1-4 of the 1980 SIC) would occur in the third quarter last year, indicating technically an end to the current recession. This is confirmed by the latest official data, published by the Scottish Office on 11, February 1992. The present forecasting period extends to the second quarter of 1993. In making the Scottish forecasts, the output index series for the UK production industries is used as the exogenous data input. We calculate the UK index for the present forecasting period on the basis of the National Institute's projections. The output equation on which the forecasts are based is re-estimated using the revised and extended official data on the UK and Scottish output series.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-50
Number of pages41
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1992


  • Scottish economic trends
  • economic forecasts
  • Scottish economic performance
  • macroeconomic trends
  • Scottish GDP
  • productivity
  • Scottish labour market conditions
  • unemployment
  • business confidence
  • Scottish business activity
  • Scotland


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