30 September 2016

Following a quality review it has been identified that the methodology used to estimate elements of purchased software within gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) has led to some double counting from 1997 onwards. When this issue is amended in The Blue Book 2017 it will reduce the level of GFCF across the period by around 1.1% per year. The average impact on quarter-on-quarter GFCF growth is negative 0.02% and the average impact on quarter-on-quarter GDP growth is 0.00%.

31 March 2017

The time series dataset section of the website was not updated at the time of the release for the following series L634 <br> L635 <br> L636 <br> L637 <br> DLWL <br> DLWO <br> DFEG <br> DLWT <br> EQDO This was due to a processing error, the series above has now been updated in line with the release.

03 April 2017

The time series dataset section of the website was not updated at the time of release for a number of series. These were corrected on 31 March with the exception of DFEG. DFEG has now been updated in line with the release.
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Alison McCrae
Release date:
30 March 2017
Next release:
25 May 2017
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About this Dataset

Investment trends for businesses. Contains capital expenditure data at current prices, constant prices and seasonally adjusted.

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Important notes and usage information

These estimates have been improved since the ad hoc series published after Blue Book 2013. The improvements have meant that the series which were suppressed in the ad hoc release have now been reinstated. However, there are still differences between the business investment CVM SA estimates in this dataset and the official estimates published in the Business Investment release. These differences are due to the different seasonal adjustment approaches. In this dataset, industry-level series are seasonally adjusted and aggregated. In the Business Investment release, the asset-level series are seasonally adjusted and aggregated. This can give different results for the aggregated series. The estimates in the Business Investment release should be considered the official statistics.

Please note that not all series will sum to totals due to rounding. These differences are well within the uncertainty of the estimates.

Note: The estimates of business investment by industry are only updated with the revised (month 3) Business Investment Statistical Release.

The breakdowns will next be updated in line with the revised 2017 Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) results. The updated time series dataset will be released on 30 June 2017.