United Kingdom Business Investment  1967-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Business investment in the United Kingdom was flat at GBP 46 billion in the last three months of 2017, barely the same as in the previous period. It follows an upwardly revised 0.9 percent rise in the third quarter and compares with market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. It is the worst performance since a 0.1 percent dop a year earlier, preliminary estimates showed. Year-on-year, business investment rose 2.1 percent, higher than an upwardly revised 1.9 percent increase in the previous period but below forecasts of a 2.4 percent gain. Considering full 2017, business investment went up 2.2 percent, recovering from a 0.5 percent drop in 2016. Private Investment in the United Kingdom averaged 1.09 percent from 1967 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 64.50 percent in the first quarter of 1997 and a record low of -33.80 percent in the third quarter of 2005.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-22 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final 0.5% 0.5% 0.2% 0.2%
2018-02-22 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel 0% 0.9% 0.5% 0.6%
2018-02-22 09:30 AM Business Investment YoY Prel 2.1% 1.9% 2.4% 2.5%
2018-03-29 09:30 AM Business Investment YoY Final 1.9% 2.1%
2018-03-29 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final 0.9% 0%
2018-05-25 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Prel 1.17%


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 13.00 -11.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.30 56.20 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.00 54.20 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.00 2.60 22.60 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.30 0.30 9.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 3.80 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.20 84.70 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 10.00 14.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 16699.00 11781.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -887.00 -730.00 11457.00 -11256.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4382.00 4083.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 108691.00 107327.00 108691.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -41.10 -42.90 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 100605.00 161490.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 163615.00 152473.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment 23.00 -4.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Internet Speed 16920.86 16337.23 16920.86 3085.89 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 27493519.00 26782989.00 27493519.00 13305856.00 IP [+]
Private Investment 0.00 0.90 64.50 -33.80 percent [+]
Mining Production -14.30 5.10 852.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 657.00 594.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 81.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.51 5.49 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 7.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.50 54.90 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 26344.00 24007.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


United Kingdom Business Investment

In the UK, business investment is net investment by private and public corporations. These include investments in transport, information and communication technology (ICT) equipment, other machinery and equipment, cultivated assets, intellectual property products (IPP, which includes investment in software, research and development, artistic originals and mineral exploration), and buildings and other structures. It does not include investment by central or local government, investment in dwellings, or the costs associated with the transfer of non-produced assets (such as land). . This page provides - United Kingdom Business Investment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Business Investment - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.00 0.90 64.50 -33.80 1967 - 2017 percent Quarterly
Constant Prices 2013, SA




private investment by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.00 Sep/17
Japan 4.20 Sep/17
Mexico -4.50 Nov/17
United Kingdom 0.00 Dec/17


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