Business investment in the United Kingdom shrank 1.2 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2018, following a 0.7 percent drop in the previous period and compared to market expectations of a 0.2 percent rise. It marks the third straight quarter of declines in business investment and the highest since the first quarter of 2016, preliminary figures showed. The recent subdued business investment environment is consistent with external surveys of investment intentions, which attribute much of the weakness to Brexit-related economic and political uncertainty. Year-on-year, business investment fell 1.9 percent, after a 0.2 percent drop in the previous quarter. Private Investment in the United Kingdom averaged 1.04 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.

Private Investment in the United Kingdom is expected to be -0.60 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 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Business Investment is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-28 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final -0.7% -0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
2018-11-09 09:30 AM Business Investment YoY Prel -1.9% -0.2% 1.2%
2018-11-09 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel -1.2% -0.7% 0.2% 0.4%
2018-12-21 09:30 AM Business Investment YoY Final -0.2% -1.9% -1.9%
2018-12-21 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final -0.7% -1.2% -1.2%


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -16.00 -3.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 52.20 53.90 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.10 53.60 61.50 34.40 [+]
Industrial Production 0.00 1.00 22.70 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 0.00 9.90 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.50 1.30 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.20 82.30 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 10.00 -6.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 10801.00 11628.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -854.00 1195.00 11295.00 -11441.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4308.00 3918.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 114178.00 111344.00 114178.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -61.40 -67.90 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 127051.00 89254.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 153599.00 338834.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -18.00 6.00 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 [+]
Mining Production -1.80 2.10 854.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.60 0.70 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment -1.20 -0.70 63.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Steel Production 630.00 550.00 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 52.10 54.10 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 9.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 24971.00 24914.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.20 -0.70 63.70 -33.70 1967 - 2018 percent Quarterly
Constant Prices 2013, SA




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