Foreign Investment in UK

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the level of foreign inward investment into the UK was in each of the last 30 years.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

UK Trade & Investment has collected data on foreign direct investment (FDI) projects landing in the United Kingdom since 1984. The following table shows the official record of FDI projects landing in the UK from financial year 1984/85 to 2012/13.

  Number of projects Number of new jobs Number of safeguarded jobs Total number of jobs
1984/85 352 27,391 17,581 44,972
1985/86 425 26,686 22,771 49,457
1986/87 359 19,430 13,521 32,951
1987/88 380 33,838 30,222 64,060
1988/89 356 26,862 16,071 42,933
1989/90 379 35,997 41,995 77,992
1990/91 365 23,756 60,900 84,656
1991/92 354 22,423 31,093 53,516
1992/93 332 17,821 43,359 61,180
1993/94 431 29,841 69,645 99,486
1994/95 455 38,351 53,757 92,108
1995/96 497 47,347 51,167 98,514
1996/97 497 46,400 51,939 98,339
1997/98 631 46,562 82,771 129,333
1998/99 670 45,217 75,523 120,740
1999/2000 757 52,783 81,411 134,194
2000/01 869 71,488 52,291 123,779
2001/02 764 34,087 23,801 57,888
2002/03 709 34,396 19,915 54,311
2003/04 811 25,463 33,754 59,217
2004/05 1,066 39,592 35,451 75,043
2005/06 1,220 34,077 55,789 89,866
2006/07 1,431 36,526 41,831 78,357
2007/08 1,573 45,051 58,488 103,539
2008/09 1,744 35,111 43,429 78,540
2009/10 1,619 53,358 40,988 94,346
2010/11 1,434 41,936 52,662 94,598
2011/12 1,406 52,741 59,918 112,659
2012/13 1,559 59,153 110,943 170,096
Total 23,445 1,103,684 1,372,986 2,476,670

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