United Kingdom Current Account  1946-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

UK's current account deficit widened to £25.4 billion in the third quarter of 2016 from a downwardly revised £22.1 billion gap in the previous period but lower than market estimates of a £27.4 billion shortfall. Bigger gaps were recorded for trade (£13.6 billion from £7.3 billion) and secondary income (£6.9 billion from £6.1 billion), partially offset by a narrowing in the primary income deficit (£5 billion from £8.7 billion). The current account gap is equivalent to 5.2 percent of GDP, compared to 4.6 percent in the second quarter. A current account deficit of £20.9 billion was recorded with the European Union, lower than a deficit of £22.3 billion in the previous quarter while the current account gap with non-EU countries widened to £4.6 billion from £0.3 billion surplus. Current Account in the United Kingdom averaged -3513.23 GBP Million from 1946 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 2657 GBP Million in the first quarter of 1981 and a record low of -26298 GBP Million in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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
2016-12-23 09:30 AM Q3 £-25.5B £-22.1B £-27.45B £-25.7B
2017-03-31 08:30 AM Q4 £-25.5B £ -24.4B
2017-06-30 08:30 AM Q1 £ -24B
2017-09-29 08:30 AM Q2 £ -24B




United Kingdom Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -3304.00 -3559.00 2946.00 -6058.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 48822.00 47687.00 48822.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 52126.00 51246.00 52126.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -25494.00 -22079.00 2657.00 -26298.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.20 -5.10 2.60 -5.20 percent [+]
External Debt 6176450.00 5955263.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.10 101.10 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 22430.00 22018.00 35319.00 -10498.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 25292.00 28994.00 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 1760.00 1700.00 2669.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2860.00 3100.00 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-25494.00 -22079.00 2657.00 -26298.00 1946 - 2016 GBP Million Quarterly



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