A number time series related to the total gross fixed capital formation industry split for purchased and own-account software and databases have been updated due to the application of improved methodology which was not available in time for previous publication of this dataset on 30th September 2019. A full list of the affected series is available on request.
Previously proportions of total software and databases for own account and purchased were calculated at the total industry level, and applied across all industries. Improvements have to been made so that separate proportions are now calculated for each industry.
This change only affects industry level data and as such there is no impact on total software and databases, total intellectual property products or total gross fixed capital formation. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
07 October 2019
On 30 September 2019 we were not able to release the Business investment by industry and asset breakdown dataset as planned alongside the Business investment release as we needed to complete some additional quality assurance. This has now been completed and so we are able to publish the Business investment by industry and asset dataset consistent with the Business Investment release of 30 September 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this delay might have caused.
10 October 2019
An error has been discovered in the calculation of chained volume measure (CVM) estimates published as part of the business investment by industry and asset publication. We are working to resolve the issue. Current price estimates published as part of the business investment by industry and asset and current price and CVM estimates of total business investment are unaffected. GDP is not affected by this. A list of the affected series is available on request. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
There are differences between the business investment chained volume measure seasonally adjusted estimates in this dataset and the official estimates published in the Business investment release. These differences are because of the different seasonal adjustment approaches. In this dataset, industry-level series are seasonally adjusted and aggregated. In the Business investment release, the asset-level series are seasonally adjusted and aggregated. This can give different results for the aggregated series. The estimates in the Business investment release should be considered the official statistics.
Please note that not all series will sum to totals because of rounding. These differences are well within the uncertainty of the estimates.