Finding the right business statistics
This interactive guide helps you to find statistics on UK business published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and other government departments and devolved administrations within the Government Statistical Service.
Use the guide to select a topic of interest, This will link you to relevant recent statistical releases and supporting information, such as what to use the statistics for, the level of industry detail and publishing frequency.
The guide includes statistics about the structure, content and performance of businesses across the UK, including measures of turnover and other financial transaction variables, employment, economic growth and productivity.
Note that while many of these measures are inputs for the UK National Accounts and Balance of Payments, these are not within the scope of this guide.
To use the guide, select the industry group, feature of the economy and geographic coverage that you are interested in. The results table will then show details of the available statistics and supporting information.
For example, selecting income and expenditure for any industry and any geography will return a list including expenditure on research and development, mergers and acquisitions, and income and expenditure by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts.
Other useful releases
The interactive guide does not currently include all available economic or labour market statistics. If you are looking for the full list of statistics in these themes, you can either browse by theme, or follow the links to the appropriate pages on the ONS website.
Releases included in the interactive guide
Annual Business Survey (ABS)
Business Population Estimate
Business Register and Employment Survey
E-commerce and Information and Communication Technology Activity
English Business Survey (EBS)
Foreign Direct Investment Involving UK Companies
Index of Labour Costs per Hour
Investment by Insurance Companies, Pension Fund and Trusts (MQ5)
International Comparisons of Productivity
International Trade in Services (ITIS)
Mergers and Acquisitions Involving UK Companies
New Orders in the Construction Industry
Northern Ireland Business Register and Employment Survey
Northern Ireland Census of Employment
Northern Ireland Composite Economic Index (NICEI)
Exporting Northern Ireland Services (ENIS)
Northern Ireland Index of Services (IOS)
Northern Ireland Manufacturing Sales and Exports Survey (MSES)
Northern Ireland Quarterly Employment Survey
Northern Ireland Research and Development survey (R&D)
Output in the Construction Industry
Products of the European Community (Prodcom)
Profitability of UK Companies
Public Sector Employment
Regional Economic Analysis
Scottish Annual Business Statisics
Turnover and Orders in Production and Services Industries (TOPSI)
UK Business: Activity, Size and Location
UK Business Enterprise Research and Development (BERD)
UK Gross Domestic Expenditure on Research and Development (GERD)