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

Business investment in the United Kingdom increased 0.3 percent on quarter to GBP 46.2 billion in the last three months of 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.8 percent rise in the third quarter. Final figures came better than earlier estimates of a flat reading. This increase can be attributed largely to intellectual property products (particularly software data), which contributed 0.9 percentage points. There was also a smaller contribution of 0.3 percentage points from transport equipment. In contrast, there was a negative contribution from information and communication technology (ICT) equipment and other machinery and equipment of 0.9 percentage points. Year-on-year, business investment rose 2.6 percent, more than an upwardly revised 2.2 percent increase in the previous period and initial estimates of a 2.2 percent gain. Considering full 2017, business investment went up 2.4 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
2018-02-22 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel 0% 0.9% 0% 0.6%
2018-03-29 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Final 2.6% 2.2% 2.1% 2.1%
2018-03-29 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final 0.3% 0.8% 0% 0%
2018-05-25 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Prel 2.6% 1.9%
2018-05-25 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel 0.3% 0.4%
2018-06-29 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final 0.3%


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 13.00 -11.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.10 55.00 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 51.70 54.50 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.20 1.20 22.60 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 1.30 9.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.50 2.20 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.20 84.70 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 4.00 10.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 12701.00 16699.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -760.00 -2026.00 11457.00 -11256.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4382.00 4083.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 109353.00 108691.00 109353.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -47.60 -45.30 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 145475.00 147481.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 474069.00 80805.00 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 0.30 0.80 64.50 -33.80 percent [+]
Mining Production 1.30 2.20 852.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 574.00 589.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Corruption Index 82.00 81.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 8.00 10.00 20.00 8.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.51 5.49 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 7.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.50 54.50 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 30349.00 30742.00 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.80 64.50 -33.80 1967 - 2017 percent Quarterly
Constant Prices 2013, SA




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Australia -0.20 Dec/17
Japan 4.30 Dec/17
Mexico 4.10 Jan/18
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