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3.5 Business investment

Why is it significant?

Investment in physical assets plays a key role in generating economic growth. 

How does the UK perform?

Cyclically adjusted data on business investment per worker shows that the UK has historically invested less per worker than most of the G7 (Chart 3.5).  This is also reflected in the UKs lower capital stock when compared with other developed countries.

Last updated on 07 August 2002