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Topic: Retail and Distribution

Latest Summaries

  • Exporters and importers in Great Britain, 2012 14-Nov-2013
    Small increase in proportion of registered businesses in GB trading internationally between 2011 and 2012
  • UK Non-Financial Business Economy, 2012 14-Nov-2013
    This release provides an estimate of the size and growth of the UK Non-Financial Business Economy for 2012 as measured by the Annual Business Survey (ABS). It is the key resource for understanding the detailed structure, conduct and performance of businesses across the UK.
  • Business ownership in the UK, 2011 24-Oct-2013
    This short story uses a snapshot of ONS’s Annual Business Survey (ABS) to look at the contribution that foreign-owned registered businesses in the UK make to the UK Business Economy and their country of ownership.
  • UK Business owners infographic 24-Oct-2013
    Infographic showing foreign-owned registered businesses and their contribution to UK value added
  • Businesses in the UK by amount of turnover 18-Oct-2013
    Business size has historically been defined by the number of people employed. However, with other factors of production enabling output improvements, an alternative measure of size is turnover. This short story uses a snapshot of the ONS’s Annual Business Survey (ABS) to examine the characteristics of businesses registered for VAT and/or PAYE in the UK by the amount of turnover they generated in 2011.
  • Summary of ABS 2011 Regional Results 25-Jul-2013
    Annual Business survey 2011 Regional Results summary

Latest Publications

  • Annual Business Survey, 2012 Provisional Results 14-Nov-2013
    This release provides an estimate of the size and growth of the UK Non-Financial Business Economy for 2012 as measured by the Annual Business Survey (ABS). It is the key resource for understanding the detailed structure, conduct and performance of businesses across the UK. The release covers: • Non-Financial Services
  • Annual Business Survey, 2011 Regional Results 25-Jul-2013
    This release provides a breakdown of the UK by its regions/countries, showing which have had the greatest impact on the size and growth of the UK Business Economy for 2011. The release covers production, construction, distribution, services and parts of agriculture, which comprise the UK Business Economy. Together these industries represent around two thirds of the whole economy of the UK in terms of Gross Value Added. Public administration and defence, public sector health and education and parts of agriculture and finance make up the difference between the UK Business Economy and the whole economy.
  • Annual Business Survey, 2011 Revised Results 13-Jun-2013
    The Annual Business Survey collects financial information for the UK non-financial business economy
  • Information paper - Annual Business Survey (ABS): Exporters and importers in Great Britain, 2011 (Pdf 362Kb) 30-Apr-2013
    Information note
  • Annual Business Survey, 2011 Provisional Results 15-Nov-2012
    The Annual Business Survey collects financial information for the UK non-financial business economy
  • The Spatial Distribution of Industries 08-Nov-2012
    This article is the second in a series examining both the geographical concentration of industries and the industrial specialisation of local authority areas. This article investigates the patterns of spatial concentration of industries across Great Britain.

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