A story on how e-commerce has affected business sales in the UK, focusing on e-commerce sales, the technologies businesses use to sell their products and the types of businesses that are most engaged in online sales. A second story compares the use of e-commerce in the UK by both businesses and consumers to other European countries.
On an output per hour basis, UK labour productivity grew by 0.9% in the second quarter of 2015.
UK gross domestic product in volume terms was estimated to have increased by 0.7% in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2015; unrevised from the previously published estimate.
The Index of Services is estimated to have increased by 2.8% in July 2015 compared with July 2014. All of the 4 main components of the services industries increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a year ago.
Household spending grew by 0.8% in volume in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2015.
Business investment grew by an estimated £0.7 billion (1.6%) since Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015. It increased by 3.1% compared with the same quarter a year ago.