Business investment and gross investment

It is estimated that business investment in the UK, in volume terms, increased by 0.4% to £46.9 billion in the last quarter of 2018 – this follows four consecutive quarter-on-quarter falls.

Gross fixed capital formation (GFCF), grew by 1.2% to £86.8 billion between Quarter 4 2018 and Quarter 1 2019. The main contributors to this growth were from general government investment in buildings and structures. Other positive contributions came from intellectual property, while investment in transport equipment provided the only negative contribution.