1. Non-financial corporations

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 retailers, manufacturers, utilities, business service providers (such as accountancy and law firms), caterers, haulage companies, airlines, construction companies and farms, among others.

The non-financial sector is broken down into two subsectors:

  • public sector non-financial corporations

  • private sector non-financial corporations

Worksheets 3.1.1 to 3.1.11 in the accompanying dataset (XLSX, 3.3MB) relate to non-financial corporations as a whole. Worksheets 3.2.1 to 3.2.11 in the accompanying dataset (XLSX, 3.3MB) relate to public non-financial corporations, which are government-owned or government-controlled trading businesses. Worksheets 3.3.1 to 3.3.11 in the accompanying dataset (XLSX, 3.3MB) relate to private non-financial corporations, which are trading businesses in the private sector. All the tables are downloadable as an Excel workbook.

Further information on sector classifications and classification decisions can be found in Economic statistics classifications.

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2. Cite this chapter

Office for National Statistics (ONS), released 31 October 2023, ONS website, compendium chapter, Non-financial corporations, UK National Accounts, The Blue Book: 2023

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