Scotland’s regions have a higher GDP than most of Europe

Data extracted in March 2016. Most recent data:  Further Eurostat information, Main tables and Database. Planned article update: June 2017.

File:Gross domestic product (GDP) per inhabitant in purchasing power standard (PPS) in relation to the EU-28 average, by NUTS 2 regions, 2014 (¹) (% of the EU-28 average, EU-28 = 100) RYB2016.png

Only Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Iceland have significantly higher GDPs across the whole country, than Scotland. All of Eastern Europe, Southern Italy and Southern Spain have far weaker economies than Scotland while France and Finland are no stronger. Sweden is only slightly stronger across the piece. England, Ireland and Italy are horribly unequal with some regions as poor as Lithuania and one as poor as Bulgaria. Wales is clearly not better together with the UK. They’d be better off with Ireland. How many of them are not independent countries. How many of them are applying to join the UK?



2 thoughts on “Scotland’s regions have a higher GDP than most of Europe

  1. Jon MacDiarmid March 22, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    An Independent Scotland should join EFTA/EEA any future decision on EU membership should be put to the people EFTA will give us control over agriculture and fisheries we would have no border with the UK or the EU we would have the ability to trade with whoever we wish. The only downside would be no veto over EU decisions. We could live with this easily at least in the short term we have had to do this for 300 years within the UK.


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