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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Core Views The UK economy is set to outperform most major developed states in 2014, and will continue to expand at a robust clip in 2015. In light of positive structural economic reforms...

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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 2014, BMI forecasts 6.4% growth in total vehicle sales in the UK, coming from a 6.6% increase in the passenger car segment and 5.4% rise in commercial vehicle (CV) sales. BMI's bullish outlook...

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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 government has sought in recent years to strengthen the UK's position as a hub for innovation, which has begun to yield some results in areas such as the app economy and there...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View : The UK remains one of the most attractive market s for   investors . The residential sector's recovery is driving construction industry growth , and although the government...

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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 , with growth of around 7% per annum forecast to 2018. This growth could...

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Metals

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

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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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Although leaner following capacity cut-backs, the British petrochemicals industry is witnessing a surge in growth as the domestic market strengthens and external markets recover. The country is well...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: The decline in NHS pharmaceutical expenditure in 2013, despite an increase in prescription numbers, does not come as a surprise and is expected to continue beyond 2014. This drop in...

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Power

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BMI View: Our muted outlook for the UK power sector is predicated on stalling investment in new thermal capacity and continued uncertainty over government energy policy. While the UK's Energy...

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Real Estate

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  BMI believes the UK's real estate market will experience strong capital growth in 2015 driven by development profits in the office segment and a recovering retail sector. A strong occupational...

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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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Telecommunications

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BMI View :   The UK telecoms market is mature , with a high penetration of all services, and a roll - out of next generation services including fibre and LTE services is in progress . As a...

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Tourism

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The British tourism industry is likely to experience strong growth in the coming years, thanks to the UK's well established reputation as a destination for cultural, historical and natural...

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Water

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BMI View: There are a number of significant differences between the water sectors of the UK. Those in Scotland and Northern Ireland are owned, and therefore subsidised, by each country ' s...

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