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UK sector accounts
Transactions of particular groups of institutions (sectors) within the UK economy, showing how the income from production is distributed and redistributed and how savings are used to add wealth through investment in physical or financial assets.
Net disinvestment of £3 billion was reported by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2018; in terms of context, the five-year quarterly average for this series is net investment of £7 billion.
In Quarter 2 2018, insurance companies, pension funds and trusts reported net disinvestment in overseas ordinary shares (£15 billion) and UK ordinary shares (£10 billion); this was offset in part by net investment of £7 billion in other overseas corporate securities (mainly corporate bonds), £6 billion in other UK corporate securities and £4 billion in overseas government securities.
In Quarter 2 2018, the net investment by unit trusts and property unit trusts in other overseas corporate securities (mainly corporate bonds) of £7 billion was the largest since the start of this series in 1986.
Quarterly transactions associated with changes of ownership of the UK's foreign financial assets and liabilities, including direct, portfolio and other investment, sector analysis and government reserve assets.
Investment choices of financial institutions based on financial transactions (investments and disinvestments), including balance sheet data for short-term assets and liabilities, and income and expenditure data.
The UK National Accounts: the Blue Book 2019 will introduce a new framework to produce real estimates of gross domestic product (GDP), including double deflations and improvements to main data sources.