National Statistics

An analysis of Foreign Direct Investment, the main driver of the recent deterioration in the UK’s Current Account: January 2016

An FDI analysis piece that revisits previous research by ONS on the drivers behind the recent declines in direct investment earnings and their consequences on the UK Current Account – namely widening the deficit to a record high. The new analysis provides updated geographical and industry breakdowns based on annual survey returns.



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Published 19 January 2016