United Kingdom Business Investment  1967-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Business investment in the United Kingdom increased 0.5 percent to GBP 45.7 billion in the second quarter of 2017, better than a flat reading in the preliminary estimate and following an upwardly revised 0.8 percent gain in the first three months of the year. Information and communication technology equipment; other machinery and equipment and buildings were the main drivers of the increase, offsetting a fall in transport equipment, final estimates showed. Year-on-year, business investment increased 2.5 percent, also better than a preliminary flat reading. It is important to mention that the second quarter of 2017 marks first year since the UK voted to leave the EU. Private Investment in the United Kingdom averaged 1.10 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
2017-08-24 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel 0% 0.6% 0.4% 0.5%
2017-09-29 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final 0.5% 0.8% 0% 0%
2017-09-29 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Final 2.5% 2.9% 0% 0%
2017-11-24 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel 0.5% 0.95%
2017-11-24 09:30 AM Business Investment YoY Prel 2.5% 0.95%
2017-12-22 09:30 AM Business Investment YoY Final 2.5%


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 5.00 1.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.90 56.70 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.60 53.20 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.60 1.10 22.60 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 0.30 9.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.80 2.70 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.60 82.50 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 7.00 13.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 11781.00 12866.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -2110.00 -642.00 11457.00 -11256.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4547.00 3967.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 107327.00 108645.00 108645.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -53.60 -50.60 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 103232.00 136397.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 426170.00 76433.00 562337.00 33051.00 Cars [+]
Small Business Sentiment 0.00 16.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Steel Production 549.00 601.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment 0.50 0.80 64.50 -33.80 percent [+]
Mining Production -6.00 -7.50 852.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 81.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.49 5.43 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 7.00 10.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.10 54.00 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 6.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 23079.00 23047.00 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 0.80 64.50 -33.80 1967 - 2017 percent Quarterly
Constant Prices 2013, SA




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