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Frequency of release: Quarterly
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: UK and GB
Survey name(s): Quarterly Survey of Capital Expenditure
Business investment estimates are a short term indicator of the spending on assets, such as buildings, vehicles and machinery, by manufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses throughout the United Kingdom.
All business investment data referred to in this bulletin are seasonally adjusted chained volume measures.
Business investment was estimated to have increased by £1.1 billion to £31.5 billion (3.8%) when compared with the previous quarter.
Total manufacturing investment increased by £100 million to £3.3 billion (4.7%) when compared with the previous quarter.
Total non-manufacturing investment increased by £1.0 billion to £28.2 billion (3.7%) when compared with the previous quarter.
Business investment increased by £1.5 billion (5.1%) when compared with Q3 2011.
Compared with Q3 2011, estimates of total manufacturing investment decreased by £100 million (-2.8%); total non-manufacturing investment rose by £1.6 billion (6.1%).
Business investment continues the increase which began in Q2 2011 after being in decline since its peak of £35.6 billion in Q4 2007. Business investment has now recovered 15.7% from its lowest level of £27.2 billion in Q4 2009 to stand at £31.5 billion.
Commentary and tables on investment trends by businesses. Contains capital expenditure data for various sectors of the economy at current prices, constant prices and seasonally adjusted.
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