Thursday, 26 Jul 2012
Front cover of report
Inward Investment Report 2011/12
The figures announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable indicate that companies investing in the UK are continuing to succeed, laying the foundations for growth across the country. Inward investment created 52,741 new jobs, a 26% increase on 2010/11, and secured 59,918 existing jobs, an increase of 14%.
The UK continues to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) than any other European country, generating more than a thousand new jobs each week.
Jobs have increased across a range of sectors, including advanced engineering, life sciences, environmental technologies and the creative industries. A 22 per cent rise in manufacturing projects shows the crucial role of inward investment in helping rebalance the economy.
Results by regional breakdown
View a breakdown of the UK's inward investment results by English region and devolved nation and by local enterprise partnership area in England.