Annual Business Survey
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455107
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
The Annual Business Survey (ABS) collects financial information for about two-thirds of the UK economy, covering agriculture (part), forestry and fishing; production; construction; motor trades; wholesale; retail; catering and accommodation; property; service trades. The financial variables covered include turnover, purchases, employment costs, capital expenditure and stocks. Approximate Gross Value Added (aGVA) is calculated as an input into the measurement of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.