The UK’s net borrowing position with the rest of the world reduced to negative 1.5% as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2021 compared with negative 1.7% of GDP in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2021.
The household saving ratio decreased to 11.7% in Quarter 2 2021 compared with 18.4% in Quarter 1, which was the second highest on record.
Households’ net lending position in the non-financial account decreased to £27.4 billion (4.7% of GDP) in Quarter 2 2021 from £51.7 billion in Quarter 1 (9.2% of GDP); the decreased lending was driven by a rise in household spending of 7.9% 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.