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Annual business survey (ABS)

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  • Release date: 25 July 2013
  • Period covered: 2011
  • Next update: July 2014
An annual report, produced by the Office for National Statistics, which shows information from businesses including turnover, purchases, employment costs, capital expenditure and stocks.

These regional estimates are consistent with United Kingdom national results for the ABS released on 13 June 2013. They do not cover the whole economy, omitting much of the public sector, finance and agriculture.

Key points

  • Turnover rose by 9.2 per cent from £100.5 billion to £109.8 billion.
  • Approximate gross value added at basic prices (GVA) rose by 14.9 per cent from £26.8 billion to £30.8 billion.


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