Non-financial corporations produce goods and services for the market and do not, as a primary activity, deal in financial assets and liabilities.
This sector includes, for example, retailers, manufacturers, utilities, business service providers (such as accountancy and law firms), caterers, haulage companies, airlines, construction companies and farms.
The non-financial sector is broken down into two sub-sectors:
· public sector non-financial corporations,
· private sector non-financial corporations.
Tables 3.2.1 to 3.2.9 (208.5 Kb Pdf) relate to public non-financial corporations, which are government owned trading businesses
Further information on sector classifications and classification decisions can be found in the National Account Classification section of the Office for National Statistics website.
In 2012 private non-financial corporations’ gross operating surplus (PNFC GOS) increased by 1.2% following 6.0% growth in 2011. PNFC GOS grew steadily between 2002 and 2008 peaking at £257.2 billion in 2008, before falling by 11.4% in 2009. Since 2009 GOS figures have recovered and in 2012 they were £258.8 billion, £1.6 billion above the level in 2008.
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