- 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 decreased by £400 million (1.2%) to £30.9 billion when compared with the previous quarter.
- Total non-manufacturing investment decreased by £300 million to £27.6 billion (1.2%) when compared with Q3 2012.
- Business investment was little changed in Q4 2012 in private sector manufacturing, remaining at around £3.3 billion.
- Business investment increased by £100 million (0.4%) when compared with Q4 2011.
- Compared with Q4 2011, estimates of total non-manufacturing investment increased by £300 million (1.0%) whilst total manufacturing investment decreased by £150 million (4.4%).
- There are larger than usual revisions to business investment in this release, largely due to a review of seasonal adjustment. Further details can be found within the revisions section.
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.