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

Business investment in the United Kingdom decreased 0.2 percent on quarter to GBP 46.1 billion in the first three months of 2018, the most since the third quarter of 2015 when it shrank 3.3 percent and following a 0.3 percent increase in the fourth quarter. Preliminary figures came worse than market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain, mainly explained by negative contributions from other buildings and structures (-1.0 percentage points) and transport (-0.5 percentage points). In contrast, positive contributions came from information and communication technology (ICT) equipment and other machinery and equipment (1.3 percentage points), and intellectual property products (0.4 percentage points). Year-on-year, business investment grew 2.0 percent, the least since the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to a 2.6 percent rise in the previous period and market consensus of a 2.4 percent increase. 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
2018-03-29 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Final 2.6% 2.2% 2.1% 2.1%
2018-05-25 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel -0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4%
2018-05-25 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Prel 2.0% 2.6% 2.4% 2.7%
2018-06-29 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final 0.3% -0.2%
2018-06-29 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Final 2.6% 2%
2018-08-24 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Prel 2.2%


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -4.00 13.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.40 53.90 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 54.00 52.80 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.80 2.90 22.60 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.80 0.10 9.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 2.90 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.90 81.20 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 11628.00 12701.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders -3.00 4.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories -1762.00 -760.00 11457.00 -11256.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4462.00 4382.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 107899.00 109353.00 109353.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -43.00 -46.40 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 127952.00 147471.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 192649.00 167911.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -5.00 23.00 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 -0.20 0.30 64.50 -33.80 percent [+]
Mining Production 5.50 -2.60 852.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 769.00 630.00 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 54.50 53.20 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 30192.00 28126.00 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.20 0.30 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 -4.10 Mar/18
United Kingdom -0.20 Mar/18


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