In June 2015, the amount spent in the retail industry increased by 0.9% compared with June 2014, but decreased by 0.1% compared with May 2015.
In 2013, 1.1% of registered businesses in the UK were foreign-owned, but contributed 28.2% of value added.
In 2013 the approximate Gross Value Added at basic prices (aGVA), generated by the local activity of businesses in the UK Non-Financial Business Economy reached £1 trillion for the first time.
Public Sector Net Borrowing excluding public sector banks (PSNB ex) was £9.4 billion in June 2015. This is £0.8 billion lower than in June 2014.
Sales of summer-related products by UK manufacturers, especially those related to food and drink, have increased in recent years, with strong sales for items such as ice cream and cider.