The Annual Business Inquiry (ABI) is conducted in two parts: employment and financial information. This release deals with the financial inquiry which collects information for about two thirds of the UK economy, covering production; construction; motor trades; wholesale; retail; catering and allied trades; property; service trades and from the 2000 inquiry agriculture (part), hunting, forestry and fishing. The financial variables covered include turnover, purchases, employment costs, capital expenditure and stocks. Approximate Gross Value Added (GVA) is calculated as an input into the measurement of Gross Domestic product (GDP). These web pages are mainly devoted to the financial information but include some employment data.
Source agency: Office for National Statistics
Designation: National Statistics
Alternative title: ABI, ABS, Annual Business Survey