Business investment in the UK sank 11.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2020, reversing a 5.9 percent rise in the previous quarter, preliminary estimates showed. It is the biggest decrease in 3 quarters as the UK remained under a nationwide coronavirus lockdown and restrictions were reintroduced. Year-on-year, business investment sank 18.4 percent. source: Office for National Statistics

Private Investment in the United Kingdom averaged 0.96 percent from 1967 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 60.70 percent in the second quarter of 2005 and a record low of -33.70 percent in the third quarter of 2005. This page provides - United Kingdom Business Investment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Business Investment - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Private Investment in the United Kingdom is expected to be 4.00 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 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Business Investment is projected to trend around 1.50 percent in 2022 and 0.80 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Business Investment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-11.90 5.90 60.70 -33.70 1967 - 2021 percent Quarterly
Constant Prices 2013, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-31 06:00 AM Business Investment YoY Final Q4 -7.4% -12.8% -10.3%
2021-03-31 06:00 AM Business Investment QoQ Final Q4 5.9% 13.2% 1.3%
2021-05-12 06:00 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel Q1 -11.9% 5.9% 3.2%
2021-05-12 06:00 AM Business Investment YoY Prel Q1 -18.1% -7.4% -4.4%


News Stream
British Business Investment Sinks in Q1 on Lockdown
Business investment in the UK sank 11.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2020, reversing a 5.9 percent rise in the previous quarter, preliminary estimates showed. It is the biggest decrease in 3 quarters as the UK remained under a nationwide coronavirus lockdown and restrictions were reintroduced. Year-on-year, business investment sank 18.4 percent.
2021-05-12
UK Business Investment Rises More than Expected
Business investment in the UK rose 5.9 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2020, better than initial estimates of a 1.3 percent rise and following a downwardly revised 13.2 percent increase in the previous period. Now, business investment is 7.4% below where it was at the end of 2019. Year-on-year, business investment fell 7.4 percent, less than initial estimates of a 10.3 percent slump.
2021-03-31
UK Business Investment Growth Cools in Q4
Business investment in the UK rose 1.3 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2020, well below an upwardly revised 14.5 percent jump in Q3, preliminary estimates showed. Year-on-year, it dropped 10.3 percent. Considering full 2020, business investment shrank 10.7 percent, after a 1.1 percent rise in 2019.
2021-02-12
UK Business Investment Rises More than Expected
Business investment in the UK rose 9.4 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2020, better than initial estimates of an 8.8 percent rise and following a downwardly revised 25.4 percent slump in the previous period. It is the first rise in four quarters, driven by increases in investment in buildings, information and communication technology equipment and transport. Still, business investment is 19.0% below where it was at the end of 2019. Year-on-year, business investment dropped 19.2 percent, less than initial estimates of a 20.7 percent fall.
2020-12-22

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). .