United Kingdom Current Account  1946-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

UK's current account deficit widened to GBP 28.7 billion in the second quarter of 2016 from a downwardly revised GBP 27 billion gap in the previous period but lower than market estimates of a GBP 30.5 billion shortfall. Bigger gaps were recorded for trade (GBP 12.7 billion from GBP 10 billion) and secondary income (GBP 6 billion from GBP 5.5 billion), partially offset by a narrowing in the primary income deficit (GBP 10 billion from GBP 11.5 billion). The current account gap is equivalent to 5.9 percent of GDP, compared to 5.7 percent in the first three months of the year. A current account deficit of GBP 24.6 billion was recorded with the European Union, lower than a deficit of GBP 26.8 billion in the previous quarter while the current account gap with non-EU countries widened to GBP 4.1 billion from GBP 0.2 billion. Current Account in the United Kingdom averaged -3544.39 GBP Million from 1946 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 2657.00 GBP Million in the first quarter of 1981 and a record low of -32741.00 GBP Million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-31 08:30 AM Q4 £-37.2 £-20.1B £ -21.1B £ -19.7B
2016-06-30 08:30 AM Q1 £-32.6B £-34B £-27.1B £-18.7B
2016-09-30 08:30 AM Q2 £-28.7B £-27B £ -30.5B £ -25.6B
2016-12-22 09:30 AM Q3 £-28.7B £ -20.7B
2017-03-31 08:30 AM Q4
2017-06-30 08:30 AM Q1




United Kingdom Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -5221.00 -3768.00 2946.00 -6058.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 45407.00 45612.00 45612.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 50628.00 49380.00 50628.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -28684.00 -26999.00 2657.00 -32741.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.20 -5.10 2.60 -5.20 percent [+]
External Debt 6055168.00 5673074.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.30 101.00 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 14279.00 30972.00 41423.00 -10498.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12203.00 58994.00 82539.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.29 310.29 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 978.00 1014.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.08 5.61 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 2110.00 2570.00 2669.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3120.00 3770.00 3800.00 540.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1214.00 1644.00 6069.00 744.00 USD Million [+]



United Kingdom Current Account Notes

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-28684.00 -26999.00 2657.00 -32741.00 1946 - 2016 GBP Million Quarterly



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