Business investment in the United Kingdom rose 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2019, rebounding from a 0.9 percent fall in the previous period and beating market expectations of a 0.6 percent decline, a preliminary estimate showed. It is the first increase in business investment after four quarters of contraction, mainly due to information and communication technology, equipment and other machinery and equipment. Year-on-year, business investment went down 1.4 percent, after a 2.5 percent fall in the last quarter of 2018 and compared to market forecasts of a 2.7 percent decrease. The Bank of England, in its latest Agents’ summary of business conditions, reported that investment intentions fell sharply in manufacturing, with a modest decline in services. Political uncertainty continues to be cited as having a negative impact on investment. Private Investment in the United Kingdom averaged 1.03 percent from 1967 until 2019, 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 -2.20 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 0.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Business Investment is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-21 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final -1.1% -0.4% -1.2% -1.2%
2019-02-11 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel -1.4% -1.2% 0.2% -1.6%
2019-03-29 09:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final -0.9% -0.6% -1.4% -1.4%
2019-05-10 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel 0.5% -0.9% -0.6% -1%
2019-06-28 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final -0.9% -1%
2019-08-09 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel -2.2%
2019-09-30 08:30 AM Business Investment QoQ Final -2.2%


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -13.00 -23.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.10 55.10 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 50.40 48.90 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.30 0.40 22.70 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 0.60 9.90 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.60 1.20 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.70 81.30 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 10747.00 11075.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders -5.00 1.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories 4600.00 4241.00 11295.00 -11441.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4188.00 4725.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 115312.00 112291.00 115312.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -56.10 -62.00 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 126195.00 123203.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 161064.00 458054.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -13.00 -31.00 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 0.50 0.30 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment 0.50 -0.90 63.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Mining Production 9.80 5.50 854.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 735.00 485.00 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 50.90 50.00 61.80 47.60 [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 11.00 11.00 32.00 3.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 9.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 27054.00 32455.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 80.00 82.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 11.00 8.00 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 -0.90 63.70 -33.70 1967 - 2019 percent Quarterly
Constant Prices 2013, SA




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