Corporate report

BIS performance indicators: trade and investment

The input and impact indicators on trade and investment as set out in our departmental business plan.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) business plan, which is updated on a monthly basis, sets out several indicators on trade and investment. We chose these indicators to help the public to judge whether our policies and reforms are having the effect they want. They’re split into ‘input’ indicators on how public money is spent, and ‘impact’ indicators on the results we’re trying to achieve.

Published 1 June 2013
Last updated 11 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated all documents (apart from 'Openness to trade...') with the latest data.
  2. The 'Openness to trade: exports plus imports as a share of GDP, ranked against major competitors (impact indicator)' document has been updated.
  3. 2013 to 2015 Business Plan updated to include 2014 commitments.
  4. The following indicators have been updated; 'Number of UK Businesses helped', 'Number of Foreign Direct Investment projects attracted', 'Average unit cost per Foreign Direct Investment project', 'Average unit cost per UK business'.
  5. 'Openness to trade' publication has been updated following the receipt of revised data.
  6. First published.