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 £12 billion was reported by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts in Quarter 3 (July to September) of 2018.
This was the first time since comparable records began in 1987 that three consecutive quarters of net disinvestment have been reported by these institutions; to put this into context, the five-year quarterly average for this series is net investment of £2 billion.
In Quarter 3 2018, the overall net disinvestment of £12 billion by these institutions was caused mainly by net disinvestment in short-term assets (£15 billion), UK corporate securities (£8 billion) and overseas securities (£3 billion); this was offset in part by net investment of £7 billion in UK government securities and £6 billion in other assets (mainly mutual funds).
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.
An explanation of how tourism is treated in the UK National Accounts – within trade, within household expenditure, and bringing it together within the expenditure approach to measuring gross domestic product.