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Capital Investment

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the annual rate of capital investment in (i) manufacturing and (ii) distribution and services for each year since 1970 at constant 1975 prices.

Available information is given in the following table:

Industry's Capital Expenditure
£ million at 1980 prices*
Manufacturing IndustryDistribution and Services Industries
19707,99010,399
19717,29211,012
19726,34511,336
19736,78612,548
19747,43112,045
19757,13510,170
19766,83810,208
19777,25310,993
19787,90411,744
19798,23012,991
19807,31412,964
19815,69812,238
19825,51612,998
19835,55713,395
19846,37315,359
* As constant price series are currently expressed in terms of 1980 prices, information at 1975 prices is not readily available for recent years.
Divisions 2–4 of the Standard Industrial Classification (Revised 1980), including assets leased to manufacturers.
Divisions 6–9 of the Standard Industrial Classification (Revised 1980), excluding assets leased from the financial industries.