Corrections and notices

Corrections

01 October 2019

A number time series related to the total gross fixed capital formation industry split for purchased and own-account software and databases have been updated due to the application of improved methodology which was not available in time for previous publication of this dataset on 30th September 2019. A full list of the affected series is available on request.

Previously proportions of total software and databases for own account and purchased were calculated at the total industry level, and applied across all industries. Improvements have to been made so that separate proportions are now calculated for each industry.

This change only affects industry level data and as such there is no impact on total software and databases, total intellectual property products or total gross fixed capital formation. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

26 November 2019

On 10 October 2019 we notified our users that an error had been discovered in the calculation of chained volume measure (CVM) estimates published as part of the business investment by industry and asset publication. During the quality assurance process we discovered some instances of current price (CP) seasonally adjusted data (SA) were affected. We have now resolved this issue and have published the corrected data. Top level estimates of business investment, GFCF and GDP remain unaffected.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

A list of affected CDID’s is available on request.

We identified following the provisional Business Investment release of 11th November 2019 that annual gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) data for 1948 to 1996 and quarterly headline GFCF data for 1955 to 1996 had been removed from the website in error. These data were consistent with our 30 September 2019 publication.

The affected CDIDs are NPQX, NPQS, NPQR, NPQT

We have now restored these data to our website as published on 30 September 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Notices

07 October 2019

On 30 September 2019 we were not able to release the Business investment by industry and asset breakdown dataset as planned alongside the Business investment release as we needed to complete some additional quality assurance. This has now been completed and so we are able to publish the Business investment by industry and asset dataset consistent with the Business Investment release of 30 September 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this delay might have caused.

10 October 2019

An error has been discovered in the calculation of chained volume measure (CVM) estimates published as part of the business investment by industry and asset publication. We are working to resolve the issue. Current price estimates published as part of the business investment by industry and asset and current price and CVM estimates of total business investment are unaffected. GDP is not affected by this. A list of the affected series is available on request. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Contact:
Alison McCrae
Release date:
11 November 2019
Next release:
20 December 2019
Dataset ID:
CXNV

About this Dataset

Detailed breakdown of business investment by industry and asset, in current prices, chained volume measures, non-seasonally adjusted and seasonally adjusted.

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Important notes and usage information

There are differences between the business investment chained volume measure seasonally adjusted estimates in this dataset and the official estimates published in the Business investment release. These differences are because of the different seasonal adjustment approaches. In this dataset, industry-level series are seasonally adjusted and aggregated. In the Business investment release, the asset-level series are seasonally adjusted and aggregated. This can give different results for the aggregated series. The estimates in the Business investment release should be considered the official statistics.

Please note that not all series will sum to totals because of rounding. These differences are well within the uncertainty of the estimates.

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Alison McCrae
gcf@ons.gov.uk
+44 (0)1633 455250

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