Insights from the UK Domestic Investment landscape: Q1 2021

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With the GDP expanding 0.4% month-on-month in February

It would not be too ambitious to say that the UK economy recovery is gaining steam gradually. The uplift in the GDP in February was supported by a recovery in the manufacturing sector owing to more robust car production, albeit a hard hit services sector due to stringent lockdown restrictions. Thanks to a successful vaccine rollout and an aggressive policy support that set the stage for at least two years of rapid economic recovery from the unprecedented pandemic shock of 2020. FocusEconomics experts expect a brighter outlook for Q2 2021 as the restrictions ease further besides estimating a 4.8% expansion in the GDP by the end of 2021 and 5.8% in 2022.

The 2021 Q1 Briefing - UK Domestic Investment

This is the first in the series that comprises a quarterly analysis of expansion signals and investment projects originating from UK-based firms from across sectors and business activities, highlighting the resilient domestic investment landscape in the country. The data has been sourced from our proprietary platform, Wavteq InvestmentFlow UK

The economy is showing resilience and robustness in investment projects originating from domestic companies during the period of January-March 2021. This is clear from the fact that even during this period of lockdown induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the country boasted of 913 projects in domestic investment with around 84% of the projects being in the non-retail sectors. It wouldn’t be incorrect to state that the economy has sustained the adversity caused by the massive pandemic. To corroborate this statement, around 2078 investment projects have been tracked by our platform from the period of January 2020 to September 2020. This evidently shows the resilient and robust nature of the domestic investment landscape in the UK

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