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.
The UK’s net borrowing position with the rest of the world reduced to 2.5% of nominal gross domestic product (GDP) in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2021 compared with 5% of nominal GDP in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2020.
The household saving ratio increased to 19.9% in Quarter 1 2021, which is the second highest on record, compared with 16.1% in Quarter 4 2020.
The net lending position of households in the non-financial account increased to £57.3 billion (10.6% of nominal GDP) in Quarter 1 2021 from £38.9 billion in Quarter 4 2020 (7.1% of nominal GDP); the increased lending was driven by a further fall in household spending of 3.2% from the previous quarter.
Quarterly transactions associated with changes of ownership of the UK's foreign financial assets and liabilities. These include 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.