Imports$639.5 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$479.7 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)4.5% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate8.1% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$36,600 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate1.6% (2010 est.)
Internet users51.444 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular80.799 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.553% (2012 est.)
Population63,047,162 (July 2012 est.)
The United Kingdom has historically played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science.
At its zenith in the 19th century, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface.
The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two world wars and the Irish Republic's withdrawal from the union....
The UK, a leading trading power and financial center, is the third largest economy in Europe after Germany and France.
Over the past two decades, the government has greatly reduced public ownership and contained the growth of social welfare programs.
Agriculture is intensive, highly mechanized, and efficient by European standards, producing about 60% of food needs with less than 2% of the labor force....
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