Annual Business Survey
Telephone: 01633 456592
Categories: Business and Energy, Production Industries, Primary Production, Manufacturing, Water and Sewage, Building and Construction, Services, Business Services, Retail and Distribution, Retail Trade, Wholesale Trade
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: UK
Survey name(s): Annual Business Survey (ABS)
The Annual Business Inquiry (ABI) is conducted in two parts: employment and financial information. This release deals with the financial inquiry which collects information for about two thirds of the UK economy, covering production; construction; motor trades; wholesale; retail; catering and allied trades; property; service trades and from the 2000 inquiry agriculture (part), hunting, forestry and fishing. The financial variables covered include turnover, purchases, employment costs, capital expenditure and stocks. Approximate Gross Value Added (GVA) is calculated as an input into the measurement of Gross Domestic product (GDP). These web pages are mainly devoted to the financial information but include some employment data.