United Kingdom

United Kingdom : economy statistics and industry reports

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


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


$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.)


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 April 2015 Updater

Country Forecast United Kingdom April 2015 Updater

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

The Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts a protracted period of political instability and governmental ineffectiveness as the fragmentation of voters' preferences hinders the formation of stable governments. ...

  • Countries : United Kingdom

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > United Kingdom

Country Economic Forecasts > United Kingdom

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

The Chancellor presented the final Budget of the parliament on 18 March. Mr Osborne revisited regular themes with a further increase in the tax fee personal allowance and more help for savers, balanced ...

  • Countries : United Kingdom


United Kingdom - ISA Country Report

United Kingdom - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • April 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

SeeNews - Research & Profiles

Pliva d.d. (Croatia) - Company Profile

Pliva d.d. (Croatia) - Company Profile

  • $ 64
  • Country report
  • January 2015
  • by SeeNews - Research & Profiles

THE DATA PROVIDED BELOW SHOWS THE PROFILE OF THE COMPANY UNTIL IT WAS WRITTEN OFF THE TRADE REGISTER ON JUNE 6, 2011. Pliva d.d. was the largest drug maker in central and eastern Europe in terms of sales. ...

  • Countries : Croatia, Europe, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Czech Republic

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