In Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2016, household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.7% (£2.1 billion) compared with Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2016.
The main contribution to growth can be seen in “Miscellaneous”, this has increased by 2.6% compared with Quarter 2 2016.
Household spending in volume terms increased to £277.1 billion in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2007 before falling to £260.1 billion in Quarter 2 2009. Following falls in 2010 and 2011, it increased to £292.6 billion in Quarter 3 2016, the highest volume spending since the start of the series. In each quarter since Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2014, volume spending has exceeded the previous high in Quarter 4 2007.
This report provides figures for total UK healthcare expenditure in 2013, as well as updated figures for 1997 to 2012. The time series, which starts at 1997 and runs to 2013, is used to analyse the main features of total healthcare expenditure, examining trends in healthcare expenditure per person and as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP). Additional analysis looks at the split between current and capital spending and the division of spending between public and private sectors, as well as presenting an analysis of the composition of household healthcare expenditure.