Outlook and appraisal [June 2017]

Roy, Graeme (2017) Outlook and appraisal [June 2017]. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 41 (2). pp. 2-22. ISSN 2046-5378

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The economic news since our March Commentary has continued to paint a relatively disappointing picture of the performance of the Scottish economy. Scotland’s economy shrank in the final three months of 2016, with the slowdown evident across most key sectors. The latest indicators of consumer confidence and business activity suggest that growth has returned during the first half of 2017 but remains fragile.