In August 2011, private sector investments in tangible fixed assets were 6 percent up on August 2010. The increase was more substantial than in July, when private sector investments were 1.5 percent up on one year previously.
The increase in private sector investment growth in August was largely due to the amount of working days. August 2011 had one working day more than August 2010, whereas July 2011 had one working day less than July last year.
Private sector investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)