Skip to main content

Economic Situation

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which five sectors of the economy contributed the (a) most and (b) least to the UK economy in each of the last five years. (311395)

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated January 2010:

As Director General of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question concerning which five sectors of the economy contributed the (a) most and (b) least to the UK economy in each of the last five years. (311395)

Economic activity as measured by the gross value added by industry is published in the “UK National Accounts—The Blue Book”. Table 2.3 of the 2009 publication shows the contribution of the main industrial headings, and contain the information requested.

2.3 Gross value added at current basic prices: by industry1, 2

£ Million

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

A,B

Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing

QTOP

8,532

8,334

9,008

9,807

10,670

7,530

7,911

9,302

C,D,E

Production

C

Mining and quarrying

CA

Mining and quarrying of energy producing materials

C10

Mining of coal

QTOQ

607

545

538

472

380

343

346

379

C11

Extraction of mineral oil and natural gas

QTOR

22,174

20,825

19,911

19,451

20,657

24,995

29,631

29,127

CB

Other mining and quarrying

QTOS

1,782

1,750

1,469

1,520

1,848

2,115

2,330

2,690

C

Total mining and quarrying

QTOT

24,564

23,120

21,918

21,442

22,885

27,453

32,307

32,196

D

Manufacturing

DA

Food; beverages and tobacco

QTOU

19,963

20,655

20,834

21,408

22,101

22,019

22,133

22,587

DB

Textiles and textile products

QTOV

5,813

5,343

4,818

4,282

4,071

3,888

3,985

4,031

DC

Leather and leather products

QTOW

747

645

590

462

398

391

344

333

DD

Wood and wood products

QTOX

2,294

2,332

2,479

2,655

2,744

2,759

2,863

3,016

DE

Pulp, paper and paper products; publishing and printing

QTOY

20,187

20,129

20,008

19,780

19,784

19,479

20,082

19,831

DF

Coke, petroleum products and nuclear fuel

QTOZ

2,336

2,488

2,435

2,377

2,396

2,492

2,258

2,708

DG

Chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres

QTPA

15,040

16,077

16,083

16,149

15,644

16,771

18,553

19,508

DH

Rubber and plastic products

QTPB

7,609

7,656

7,569

7,516

7,545

7,400

7,077

7,188

DI

Other non-metal mineral products

QTPC

4,965

5,033

5,296

5,417

5,253

5,298

5,379

5,700

DJ

Basic metals and fabricated metal products

QTPD

15,903

15,525

14,897

14,774

15,075

16,093

16,381

17,064

DK

Machinery and equipment not elsewhere classified

QTPE

12,346

12,256

12,085

12,146

12,373

12,245

12,958

12,693

DL

Electrical and optical equipment

QTPF

20,337

18,347

16,468

15,545

15,651

16,493

16,876

17,358

DM

Transport equipment

QTPG

15,987

16,091

16,178

15,903

16,110

16,216

16,526

15,770

DN

Manufacturing not elsewhere classified

QTPH

6,477

6,643

6,567

6,429

6,546

6,569

6,646

7,131

D

Total manufacturing

QTPI

150,004

149,220

146,307

144,843

145,691

148,113

152,061

154,918

E

Electricity, gas and water supply

QTPJ

15,798

15,660

16,052

16,405

16,106

16,685

20,005

21,086

C,D,E

Total production

QTPK

190,366

188,000

184,277

182,690

184,682

192,251

204,373

208,200

F

Construction

QTPL

45,626

50,526

54,684

59,522

66,029

69,868

74,509

80,148

G-Q

Service industries

G

Wholesale and retail trade (including motor trade); repair of motor vehicles, personal and household goods

QTPM

103,408

110,250

113,776

120,520

127,366

129,811

134,525

140,904

H

Hotels and restaurants

QTPN

25,605

26,927

28,638

30,120

31,870

32,901

34,275

35,289

I

Transport, storage and communication

Transport and storage

QTPO

42,476

43,184

44,501

47,022

48,703

50,203

51,845

54,303

Communication

QTPP

26,726

27,317

28,562

29,566

30,317

30,684

30,928

32,551

I

Total

QTPQ

69,202

70,501

73,063

76,588

79,020

80,887

82,773

86,854

J

Financial intermediation

QTPR

44,990

48,202

63,368

71,530

75,117

79,554

90,790

103,646

K

Real estate, renting and business activities

Letting of dwellings including imputed rent of owner occupiers

QTPS

57,261

61,352

64,249

69,298

74,249

76,817

80,222

88,248

Other real estate, renting and business activities

QTPT

131,099

142,689

150,599

162,909

174,427

183,299

195,669

205,958

K

Total

QTPU

188,360

204,041

214,848

232,207

248,676

260,116

275,891

294,206

L

Public administration and defence (PAD)

QTPV

42,711

45,025

47,528

51,302

55,485

60,066

62,260

63,084

M

Education

QTPW

48,111

51,675

55,099

58,328

61,934

65,739

68,993

73,477

N

Health and social work

QTPX

55,282

59,549

64,493

70,592

75,154

79,965

84,715

88,170

O,P,Q

Other social and personal services, private households with employees and extra-territorial organisations

QTPY

42,086

44,561

48,312

51,804

54,947

57,962

60,126

62,455

G-Q

Total service industries

QTPZ

619,756

660,729

709,122

762,988

809,569

847,001

894,348

948,085

B.1g

All industries

ABML

864,285

907,594

957,094

1,015,008

1,070,951

1,116,648

1,811,141

1,245,735

1 Components may not sum to totals as a result of rounding.

2 Because of differences in the annual and monthly production inquiries, estimates of current price output and gross value added by industry derived from the current price Input-Output Supply and Use Tables are not consistent with the equivalent measures of chained volume measures growth given in 2.4. These differences do not affect GDP totals