United Kingdom

In-depth country-focused analysis on the United Kingdom's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of the United Kingdom's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect the United Kingdom, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact the United Kingdom's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in the United Kingdom before your competitors.

United Kingdom Country Risk

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UNITED KINGDOM - ECONOMIC ACTIVITY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013e 2014f 2015f 2016f 2017f 2018f Nominal GDP, GBPbn 1 1,401.9 1,...

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United Kingdom Industry Coverage (20)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: We continue to favour the grain and livestock industries in the UK because of good export opportunities and a strong domestic market. The country became a net importer of wheat in 2012/...

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Autos

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In 2013, we forecast passenger car sales to increase 10.0% on the back of modest improvements in private consumption, price cuts from car sellers, and pent-up demand. This bullish outlook for the UK...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Defence & Security

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The United Kingdom is one of the most significant defence spenders in Europe and the wider world. BMI calculates that the country will spend US$71.4bn on defence in 2014. This is a significant...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: The UK economy will set the pace for growth in Europe this year. Given the strength of recent growth numbers and the continued slew of positive macro data, we have revised up our 2014...

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Freight Transport

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The UK Recovery Is On its Way After stagnation in 2012 and weak growth in 2013, there are signs that the UK economy may in 2014 be shaking off its torpor and beginning to stretch its legs. Since...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: The UK IT market remains a lucrative location for vendors , with it being home to one of the largest outsourced public service markets . There are also areas of fast growth ,...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View : Our forecasts for growth over 2013 came in just below the actual figure of 1.8% year-on-year growth in real terms. This bodes well for our 2014 forecasts which are premised on a...

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Insurance

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BMI View: As of late 2013, both the non-life (re)insurers and the life companies are proactively working to boost profits (and, in many cases, premiums) in a global economic and financial...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The UK medical device market continues to be one of the strongest performers in the region but this could be tempered slightly if the Department of Health's efficiency...

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Metals

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BMI View: After a strong year for the UK steel industry in 2013, we are forecast ing a muted recovery going forward . In line with its European counterparts, the UK metals industry has...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: An uptick in offshore investment is providing some relief from the overall downward trend in oil and gas production from the UK. While we see a small boost to oil production from 2017...

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Petrochemicals

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BMI's latest UK Petrochemicals Report states that recent capacity closures will prevent any return to 2008 levels of production. Instead, the sector will focus on more high-value, low volume...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: The UK's health technology assessment and pricing/reimbursement decision making bodies are looking to take an increasingly hard line when determining whether a new drug provides added...

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Power

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BMI View: With the long-awaited UK Energy Bill having entered into law, the coalition government is clearly hoping that it will provide a stable regulatory framework that will ultimately unlock...

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Real Estate

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The UK's real estate sector has performed well since the property crash and recession took hold, despite experiencing two years of negative economic growth, in 2008 and 2009. Growth has been sluggish...

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Renewables

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BMI View: While there are numerous positives that can be taken from the UK's renewable energy industry, we remain concerned about the domestic policy environment. While we accept that the country...

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Telecoms

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BMI View : The UK telecoms market is mature with a high penetration of all services, and a good roll - out of next generation services. As a result of its maturity the UK market has...

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Tourism

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BMI View: Tourism in the UK has received a substantial boost from the highly successful 2012 Olympic Games, which raised the country's international profile and saw a range of long- term...

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Water

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BMI View: The four nations that make up the UK show a number of differences in the way their water sectors are run and e ach system has its own strengths and weaknesses. I n Scotland and...

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