Regional GDP

Recently quarterly changes in GDP for the North East region

Gross domestic product (GDP) measures the value of goods and services produced in an area and/or by a specific sector. It provides estimates of the size of and growth in the economy. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes a quarterly summary of GDP within the countries of the UK and the nine English regions. This is presented as an index with the 2016 value of GDP for an area set at 100. This means that differences in the rates of change in GDP can be compared but not the relative levels of economic activity. The data is released about seven months after the end of the period it relates to.

According to the latest data for the North East region, which includes the North East and Tees Valley LEP areas. In the second quarter of 2020:

  • North East regional GDP decreased to less than 80 per cent of its level in 2016, the third successive quarterly decrease
  • the region's GDP decreased by 17.5 per cent between the first and second quarter of 2020
  • this was almost five times larger than the previous largest decrease in the time series (which started in 2012)
  • the second largest decrease since 2012, about 3.7 per cent, had happened in the previous quarter
  • the latest decrease, however, was smaller than England's (19.0 per cent) and the second smallest among the English regions
  • North East regional GDP from accommodation and food service activities decreased by almost 76 per cent in the latest quarter
  • GDP in six other North East sectors decreased by more than 20 per cent. These were manufacturing; construction; administrative and support service activities;  human health and social work activities; personal and membership service activities; and activities of households as employers.

GDP index (2016=100), from 2012 onwards, North East region

Last updated:
01/03/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: GDP, UK regions and countries [ONS, last updated on 1 Feb 2021]

Data information:  These are experimental statistics, subject to revisions as methodology and systems are refined.

Regional data can be volatile and quarterly movements should be considered alongside the long-term trend.

Based on the North East region, which includes the North East and Tees Valley LEP areas. 


GDP, percentage change on previous quarter, 2012 onwards, North East region and England

Last updated:
01/03/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: GDP, UK regions and countries [ONS, last updated on 1 Feb 2021]

Data information:  These are experimental statistics, subject to revisions as methodology and systems are refined.

Regional data can be volatile and quarterly movements should be considered alongside the long-term trend.

Based on the North East region, which includes the North East and Tees Valley LEP areas. 


GDP, percentage change on previous quarter, English regions

Last updated:
01/03/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: GDP, UK regions and countries [ONS, last updated on 1 Feb 2021]

Data information:  These are experimental statistics, subject to revisions as methodology and systems are refined.

Regional data can be volatile and quarterly movements should be considered alongside the long-term trend.

Based on the English regions. The North East region includes the North East and Tees Valley LEP areas. 


GDP, percentage change on previous quarter by industry, North East region

Last updated:
01/03/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: GDP, UK regions and countries [ONS, last updated on 1 Feb 2021]

Data information:  These are experimental statistics, subject to revisions as methodology and systems are refined.

Regional data can be volatile and quarterly movements should be considered alongside the long-term trend.

Based on the North East region, which includes the North East and Tees Valley LEP areas.