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 November 2013 Updater

Country Forecast United Kingdom November 2013 Updater

  • $ 730
  • Country report
  • November 2013
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

OVERVIEW The Conservative Party-Liberal Democrat governing coalition has a solid majority in parliament. Tensions over austerity and Europe will persist, but better recent economic data will help to ease ...

  • Countries : United Kingdom

Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > United Kingdom

By Country Industry Forecasts > United Kingdom

  • $ 250
  • Country report
  • March 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

UK: Key Features  Broad Country and Industry Coverage. The service covers 68 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, where 85% of world business is conducted. Up to ...

  • Countries : United Kingdom

PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 882
  • Country report
  • April 2014
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

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Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: The United Kingdom

D&B Country Insight Report: The United Kingdom

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • March 2014
  • 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, economic ...

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ISA

United Kingdom - ISA Country Report

United Kingdom - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • July 2014
  • 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 ...

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