Business investment in the UK rose 4.5 percent on quarter in the April-June period of 2021, compared to a preliminary estimate of a 2.4 percent increase and stood 12.8 percent below its pre-pandemic levels. Evidence from the Bank of England’s Decision Maker Panel survey found that in Quarter 2, overall uncertainty for businesses has improved. Additionally, there were fewer businesses mentioning uncertainty as a challenge to business investment. Year-on-year, business investment jumped 12.9 percent, faster than advanced estimates of a 9.7% gain. source: Office for National Statistics

Private Investment in the United Kingdom averaged 0.97 percent from 1967 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 60.70 percent in the second quarter of 2005 and a record low of -33.70 percent in the third quarter of 2005. This page provides - United Kingdom Business Investment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Business Investment - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Private Investment in the United Kingdom is expected to be 2.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Business Investment is projected to trend around 1.20 percent in 2022 and 0.80 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Business Investment


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-08-12 06:00 AM Business Investment QoQ Prel Q2 2.4% -10.7% 10.5%
2021-08-12 06:00 AM Business Investment YoY Prel Q2 9.7% -16.9% 32%
2021-09-30 06:00 AM Business Investment QoQ Final Q2 4.5% -10.7% 2.4%
2021-09-30 06:00 AM Business Investment YoY Final Q2 12.9% -16.9% 9.7%


News Stream
UK Business Investment Rebounds Stronger than Expected
Business investment in the UK rose 4.5 percent on quarter in the April-June period of 2021, compared to a preliminary estimate of a 2.4 percent increase and stood 12.8 percent below its pre-pandemic levels. Evidence from the Bank of England’s Decision Maker Panel survey found that in Quarter 2, overall uncertainty for businesses has improved. Additionally, there were fewer businesses mentioning uncertainty as a challenge to business investment. Year-on-year, business investment jumped 12.9 percent, faster than advanced estimates of a 9.7% gain.
2021-09-30
UK Business Investment Rebounds in Q2
Business investment in the UK increased by 2.4 percent on quarter in the April-June period of 2021, rebounding from a 10.7 percent fall in the previous period though it is still 15.3 percent below its pre-pandemic levels, preliminary estimates showed. Evidence from the Bank of England’s Decision Maker Panel survey found that in Quarter 2, overall uncertainty for businesses has improved. The percentage of businesses that viewed the overall level of uncertainty facing their business as high or very high was 50 percent in June 2021, the lowest level since February 2020. Coronavirus remained the largest source of uncertainty for 25 percent of businesses in June, down from 32 percent in May. Year-on-year, business investment advanced 9.7 percent.
2021-08-12
UK Business Investment Falls Less than Expected
Business investment in the UK sank 10.7 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2021, less than a 11.9 percent fall in the preliminary estimate. This component is now 17.3% below pre-pandemic levels. Year-on-year, business investment dropped 16.9 percent, below initial estimates of an 18.1 percent decline. The Bank of England Agents’ Summary of Business Conditions highlights that investment intentions are still weak despite the coronavirus vaccination and the government plan to ease restrictions, as “considerable caution remains about the strength of a future recovery”.
2021-06-30
British Business Investment Sinks in Q1 on Lockdown
Business investment in the UK sank 11.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2020, reversing a 5.9 percent rise in the previous quarter, preliminary estimates showed. It is the biggest decrease in 3 quarters as the UK remained under a nationwide coronavirus lockdown and restrictions were reintroduced. Year-on-year, business investment sank 18.4 percent.
2021-05-12

United Kingdom Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 percent Aug/21 0.30 11.10 -20.70
Industrial Production 3.70 percent Aug/21 4.40 29.90 -25.30
Manufacturing Production 4.10 percent Aug/21 6.10 41.70 -30.00
New Orders 13364.00 GBP Million Jun/21 11310.00 25109.00 5806.00
Changes in Inventories 2996.00 GBP Million Jun/21 4215.00 12134.00 -9585.00
Corporate Profits 128529.00 GBP Million Jun/21 116726.00 128529.00 931.00
Mining Production -0.50 percent Aug/21 -17.30 851.30 -90.50
Leading Economic Index 2.90 percent Aug/21 4.20 17.70 -19.30
Private Investment 4.50 percent Jun/21 -10.70 60.70 -33.70


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). .