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Release: Business Investment, Q4 2013 Provisional Results

Released: 26 February 2014 Next edition: 28 March 2014


Louisa Nolan

Gross Capital Formation

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455250

Categories: Economy, National Accounts, National Income, Expenditure and Output

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK and GB

Survey name(s): Quarterly Survey of Capital Expenditure

  • The estimates in this release are short term indicators of investment in assets, such as dwellings, transport equipment, machinery, buildings and intangible assets, across the United Kingdom. This release covers not only business investment, but asset breakdowns of total gross fixed capital formation (GFCF), of which business investment is one component.

  • All investment data referred to in this bulletin are estimates of seasonally adjusted chained volume measures.

  • GFCF was estimated to have increased by £1.3 billion to £56.0 billion (2.4%) compared with the previous quarter. On a sector basis, the largest increase came from Business Investment; in terms of assets, the largest increases came from other new buildings and structures and other machinery and equipment.

  • Business investment rose by an estimated £0.8 billion (2.4%) compared with the previous quarter and is 8.5% higher compared with Q4 2012.

  • The earliest period being revised in this release is Q1 2013.

  • Users may be interested in an analysis of investment split by acquisitions and disposals in the Economic Background section.

Investment trends for businesses. Contains capital expenditure data at current prices, constant prices and seasonally adjusted.

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