GDP of Scotland, excluding oil and gas production in the North Sea, in the second quarter increased by 0.5% compared to the first quarter, when growth was 0.2%, the Scottish government reported. In the second quarter, Scotland outperformed the UK in terms of growth, the growth of which was 0.4%. Compared to the same period last year, the economy of Scotland increased by 1.7%, which is also higher than the growth of the British economy in 1.3%. Industrial production and power generation in Scotland grew by 4.6% in the second quarter, showing the highest growth rate since 2014. At the same time, production in agriculture and forestry decreased by 1.7%.