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

Business investment in the United Kingdom increased 0.5 percent on quarter in the April to June of 2018 period, above than market expectations of 0.3 percent and following a 0.4 percent fall in the prior period. Growth in business investment has been subdued in recent periods, as investment intentions have been dampened by Brexit-related economic and political uncertainties. Brexit uncertainty continued to weigh down on investment in the second quarter of the year, mainly for “some medium- to larger-sized businesses” and those “with a greater international focus”. Year-on-year, business investment rose 0.8 percent, below than market consensus of 1.6 percent and lower than a 2.0 percent gain in the previous period. Private Investment in the United Kingdom averaged 1.08 percent from 1967 until 2018, 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
2018-06-29 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Final 2% 2.6% 2.4% 2%
2018-08-10 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel 0.5% -0.4% 0.3% 0.5%
2018-08-10 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Prel 0.8% 2% 1.6% 2.2%
2018-09-28 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Final
2018-09-28 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final
2018-11-09 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel 0.5%


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -3.00 -4.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.00 54.30 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.50 55.10 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.10 1.20 22.60 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 -0.20 9.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.50 1.50 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.30 82.90 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 11628.00 12701.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders 7.00 11.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories 2214.00 -96.00 11295.00 -11441.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 3918.00 4462.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 111344.00 107899.00 111344.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -59.10 -53.60 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 128799.00 137225.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 163898.00 234945.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment 6.00 -5.00 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 0.40 0.10 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment 0.50 -0.40 64.50 -33.80 percent [+]
Mining Production -4.40 -0.20 852.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 681.00 582.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.51 5.49 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 7.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.60 55.20 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 25832.00 30192.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 82.00 81.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 8.00 10.00 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 -0.40 64.50 -33.80 1967 - 2018 percent Quarterly
Constant Prices 2013, SA




private investment by Country
Country Last
Australia 0.40 Mar/18
Japan 3.40 Mar/18
Mexico 0.90 May/18
United Kingdom 0.50 Jun/18


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