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Fixed Capital Formation

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 7 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will publish a table in the Official Report showing for 1978, and an estimate for 1979, a breakdown of gross domestic fixed capital formation, particularly for manufacturing, in terms of 1975 prices as shown in table 14: 19 of the 1979 edition of the Annual Abstract of Statistics.

I have been asked to reply. The information required for 1978 has been published by the Central Statistical Office in table 14.19 of the 1980 edition of the Annual Abstract of Statistics. Seasonally adjusted estimates for gross domestic fixed capital formation (GDFCF) in the first three quarters of 1979, at 1975 prices, are shown below in similar detail. Comparable figures for the fourth quarter, and separate data for GDFCF in buses and coaches and in the social services, are not yet available.