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

Business investment in the United Kingdom shrank 0.7 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2018, compared to a preliminary estimate of a 0.5 percent rise. It is the biggest decline in business investment since the last quarter of 2016 and follows an upwardly revised 0.5 percent drop in the previous period. Decreases were recorded for transport equipment (-12.8 percent), other buildings and structures (-0.2 percent) and dwellings (-0.2 percent) while intellectual property products (2.3 percent) and information and communication technology (ICT) equipment and other machinery and equipment (0.2 percent) increased. Year-on-year, business investment fell 0.2 percent, compared to a preliminary reading of a 0.8 percent gain and following an upwardly revised 2.3 percent rise in the previous period. Private Investment in the United Kingdom averaged 1.05 percent from 1967 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 63.70 percent in the second quarter of 2005 and a record low of -33.70 percent in the third quarter of 2005.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-10 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel 0.5% -0.4% 0.3% 0.5%
2018-09-28 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final -0.7% -0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
2018-09-28 08:30 AM Business Investment YoY Final -0.2% 2.3% 0.8% 0.8%
2018-11-09 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel -0.7% 0.4%
2018-11-09 09:30 AM Business Investment YoY Prel -0.2% 1.2%
2018-12-21 09:30 AM Business Investment YoY Final


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -16.00 -3.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.80 53.00 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.90 54.30 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.30 1.00 22.70 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 0.40 9.90 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.30 1.40 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.30 82.90 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 10801.00 11628.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders -6.00 -1.00 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 -67.90 -61.00 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 89254.00 121051.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 338834.00 94094.00 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 0.70 0.70 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment -0.70 -0.50 63.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Mining Production 3.50 1.00 854.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 550.00 750.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.99 82.11 82.11 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 6.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.10 54.20 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 24914.00 24423.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.70 -0.50 63.70 -33.70 1967 - 2018 percent Quarterly
Constant Prices 2013, SA




private investment by Country
Country Last
Australia -2.50 Jun/18
Japan 12.80 Jun/18
Mexico 5.00 Jul/18
United Kingdom -0.70 Jun/18


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