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.
Net disinvestment of £34 billion was reported by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2018; the largest since the start of this series in 1987.
This was the first time since comparable records began in 1987 that four consecutive quarters of net disinvestment have been reported by these institutions; to put this into context, the five-year quarterly average for this series is net investment of £1 billion.
In Quarter 4 2018, the overall net disinvestment of £34 billion by these institutions was caused mainly by net disinvestment in overseas securities (£36 billion) and short-term assets (£9 billion), offset in part by net investment of £7 billion in other assets (mainly mutual funds) and UK corporate securities (£4 billion).
Quarterly transactions associated with changes of ownership of the UK's foreign financial assets and liabilities, including 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.