Business investment in the United Kingdom shrank 0.5 percent on quarter in the April to June of 2019 period, against market expectations of a 0.3 percent decline and following a 0.4 percent rise in the prior period, which followed four consecutive quarters of decline throughout 2018, preliminary estimates showed. The fall in the latest quarter was driven by declines in investment in buildings and to a lesser extent information and communication technology (ICT) equipment and other machinery and equipment. Year-on-year, business investment dropped 1.6 percent, following a 1.5 percent fall in the previous quarter. In addition, the Bank of England’s Agents’ Summary for the second quarter of 2019 recorded the lowest score for investment intentions since January 2010. Private Investment in the United Kingdom averaged 1.03 percent from 1967 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 63.70 percent in the second quarter of 2005 and a record low of -33.70 percent in the third quarter of 2005.

Private Investment in the United Kingdom is expected to be -1.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Private Investment in the United Kingdom to stand at 1.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Business Investment is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-28 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Final Q1 -1.5% -2.5% -1.4% -1.4%
2019-06-28 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final Q1 0.4% -0.9% 0.5% 0.5%
2019-08-09 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel Q2 -0.5% 0.4% -0.3% -0.8%
2019-08-09 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Prel Q2 -1.6% -1.5% -1.8% -1.6%
2019-09-30 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final Q2 0.4% -0.5%
2019-11-11 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel Q3 -1.6%
2019-12-20 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final Q3 -1.6%


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -32.00 -13.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 48.00 48.00 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 51.40 50.20 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.60 0.50 22.70 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.10 1.20 9.90 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.40 -0.20 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 79.00 80.70 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 11975.00 10747.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders -13.00 -34.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories -3989.00 5711.00 11295.00 -11441.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4320.00 4212.00 6919.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 111745.00 115312.00 115312.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -80.60 -62.90 61.00 -80.60 [+]
Car Production 109226.00 116035.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 157198.00 223421.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -24.00 -13.00 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 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.20 0.20 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment -0.50 0.40 63.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Mining Production 2.80 3.90 854.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 618.00 650.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.99 82.11 82.11 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 6.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.70 49.70 61.80 47.60 [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 14.00 15.00 32.00 3.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 9.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 24572.00 26136.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 80.00 82.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 11.00 8.00 20.00 8.00 [+]


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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.50 0.40 63.70 -33.70 1967 - 2019 percent Quarterly
Constant Prices 2013, SA




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