Our Economy 2021

Our Economy is our annual update on the current performance of the North East economy and how it is changing over time.

Over the past 18 months, the economy has faced unprecedented challenges and had to adapt to change brought about by COVID-19 and our departure from the European Union. Whilst our established sources of data are critical to monitoring our long-term performance, to remain on the front foot, we have needed to innovate to report fully on the position of the North East economy, which is why we are publishing two reports this year.

Our Economy 2021 is our annual state of the region report, collating almost 100 sources to understand the long-term performance and current issues of the North Eat economy. It takes a similar format to the previous Our Economy report, setting out data relating to our targets, programmes of delivery and areas of strategic importance

Our Economy 2021: insights into the impact of COVID-19 and EU transition on the North East economy, looks specifically into the economic changes triggered by these two economic shocks. This report combines national and regional data with new data sources and intelligence gathered from stakeholder consultations over the last 18 months.