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United Kingdom - Economic overview

Contents extracted from the comprehensive atlas of international trade by Export Entreprises

General economic indicators

GDP (billions USD)2.32.462.482.492.63
GDP (annual % change, constant prices)2112
GDP per capita36.8939.2939.1639.0540.88
General government balance-8-6-6-4-4
Inflation rate34332
Current account (billions USD)-62-36-94-69-6
Current account (annual % change)-3-1-4-3-2
Unemployment rate88888


Value added (annual % change)-7-111-3-
Value added (in % of GDP)1111-
Value added (in % of total employment)1111-


Value added (annual % change)-114--4-
Value added (in % of GDP)21222121-
Value added (in % of total employment)2191919-


Value added (annual % change)-4111-
Value added (in % of GDP)78787879-
Value added (in % of total employment)79797979-

Exchange Rate

Exchange Rate11111

Foreign trade in figures

Imports of goods482.85591.1673.69690.56654.44
Exports of goods352.87415.96502.54474.48541.35
Imports of services157.5164.54174.69175.22172.79
Exports of services228.26263.79292.76288.37289.97
Imports of goods and services (annual % change)-1183-
Growth rate of exports of goods and services (in %)-9741-
Trade Balance-128.56-152.45-160.65-171.72-
Current account-37.05-
Share of foreign trade in GDP58626665-
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP3323434-
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP2833232-

Exchanged goods

FDI in figures

FDI inward flow89.02676.30150.60451.13762.351
FDI stock962.6891.104.1391.162.6961.184.5671.321.352
Performance Index*, ranking on 141 economies12/18114/18124/18129/181
Potential Index**, ranking on 141 economies8/141--16/177
Number of Greenfield investments***1.4371.3751.3861.5411.357
FDI (in % of GFCF****)223151518
FDI (in % of GDP)3651514954
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