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United Kingdom

United Kingdom : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$639.5 billion (2011 est.)
$563.3 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$479.7 billion (2011 est.)
$410.9 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

4.5% (2011 est.)
3.3% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

8.1% (2011 est.)
7.8% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$36,600 (2011 est.)
$36,600 (2010 est.)
$36,100 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

1.6% (2010 est.)
-5% (2009 est.)
-0.1% (2008 est.)

Internet users

51.444 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

80.799 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.553% (2012 est.)

Population

63,047,162 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

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.

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United Kingdom

Economic overview

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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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast United Kingdom August 2015 Updater

Country Forecast United Kingdom August 2015 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit was one of very few forecasters to predict that the Conservative Party would remain in power after the general election on May 7th. However, the party's parliamentary ...

  • Countries : United Kingdom

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > United Kingdom

Country Economic Forecasts > United Kingdom

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • July 2015
  • by Oxford Economics

The Chancellor took advantage of the Conservatives' surprise election victory by presenting a radical 'Summer Budget' on 8 July. The headline measure was the introduction of a compulsory 'living wage', ...

  • Countries : United Kingdom

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: The United Kingdom

D&B Country Insight Report: The United Kingdom

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • June 2015
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country’s overall political, ...

  • Countries : United Kingdom, World

ISA

United Kingdom - ISA Country Report

United Kingdom - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for the UK, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : United Kingdom

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