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

The United Kingdom current account deficit decreased to GBP 12.1 billion in the last three months of 2016, down by GBP 13.6 billion from a GBP 25.7 billion in the previous period. It is the smallest gap since the first three months of 2012 and better than market expectations of a GBP 16 billion deficit. The goods deficit fell to GBP 31.6 billion from GBP 39.2 billion, due to a rise in exports of erratic commodities such as non-monetary gold, and aircraft; oil and machinery. In addition, the services surplus widened by GBP 2.4 billion to GBP 26.8 billion; the primary income deficit narrowed by GBP 3.3 billion to GBP 1 billion and the secondary income gap also fell to GBP 6.2 billion from GBP 6.6 billion. Considering full 2016, the UK recorded a GBP 84.5 billion current account gap, higher than a GBP 80.2 billion deficit in 2015. It is equivalent to 4.4 percent of the GDP (-4.3 percent in 2015). Current Account in the United Kingdom averaged -3538.95 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)
2016-09-30 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 £-12.1B £-25.7B £-16B £ -24.5B
2017-06-30 08:30 AM Q1 £-12.1B £ -17.7B
2017-09-29 08:30 AM Q2 £ -19.3B
2017-12-22 09:30 AM Q3 £ -27.2B




United Kingdom Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -3663.00 -2975.00 2946.00 -6058.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 48451.00 48816.00 49817.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 52114.00 51791.00 52114.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -12088.00 -25701.00 2657.00 -26298.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.40 -4.30 2.60 -4.70 percent [+]
External Debt 6085392.00 6176450.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.10 100.60 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 51392.00 26731.00 51392.00 -10498.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 110946.00 45227.00 110946.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.29 310.29 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 969.00 957.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.08 5.61 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 1170.00 1500.00 2669.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2300.00 2850.00 3800.00 540.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1214.00 1644.00 6069.00 744.00 USD Million [+]

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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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-12088.00 -25701.00 2657.00 -26298.00 1946 - 2016 GBP Million Quarterly



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