Notice

19 November 2021

We have identified an error within our production of GFCF and Business Investment transport estimates affecting both our current price and chained volume measures data. The periods affected are 2021 Q2 and 2021 Q3.

We estimate that the impact of this error would be as follows:

  • In 2021 Q2 GFCF would revise upwards by 0.9 percentage points and Business Investment by 1.6 percentage points in our Chained Volume Measures Seasonally Adjusted estimates

  • In 2021 Q3 GFCF would revise upwards by 0.5 percentage points and Business Investment by 1.0 percentage points in our Chained Volume Measures Seasonally Adjusted estimates

As part of our regular production process our GFCF and Business Investment estimates will be updated in-line with the National Accounts revision policy in the next release which will be published on 22 December 2021. As part of this process, as is usual, we will also incorporate any additional later data received for the open revisions period.

There will be no impact on GDP as a result of this error in GFCF and business investment estimates. This is because we balance our GDP estimates using an alignment of the different approaches to measuring GDP, so the impact from this error would be offset during the GDP balancing process. This is because the new data increases the level of expenditure and we were previously adjusting up this approach to GDP to align to the other GDP measures.

A list of those CDIDs affected by this error is available upon request.

We apologise for this error and any inconvenience caused.

  • Contact:
  • Release date:
    11 November 2021
  • Next release:
    22 December 2021

About this Dataset

Business investment current price (CP) and chained volume measure (CVM) data, seasonally adjusted (SA) to the period pre-1997.

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Previous versions of this data are available.

Important notes and usage information

In order to make our datasets more accessible, we will include regular outputs previously published in the user requested area of the website as headline datasets alongside our bulletin.

Data pre-1997 are available on a current price seasonally adjusted (CP SA) and chained volume measure seasonally adjusted (CVM SA) basis only.

Contact details for this dataset

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

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