United Kingdom Current Account to GDP  1948-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The UK’s current account deficit widened to £96.2 billion in 2015, up from a deficit of £92.5 billion in 2014. The deficit in 2015 equated to 5.2 percent of GDP at current market prices, the largest annual deficit as a percentage of GDP at current market prices since annual records began in 1948, as the deficit in trade in goods and services was equivalent to 2 percent of GDP, compared with 1.9 percent in the previous year. The primary income deficit equated to 1.9 percent of GDP, compared with 1.8 percent in 2014, while the secondary income deficit equated to 1.3 percent of GDP, compared with 1.4 percent in the previous year. Current Account to GDP in the United Kingdom averaged -0.93 percent from 1948 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 2.60 percent in 1950 and a record low of -5.20 percent in 2015.

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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 to GDP Notes

The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes. This page provides - United Kingdom Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Current Account to GDP - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.20 -5.10 2.60 -5.20 1948 - 2015 percent Yearly



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Brazil -3.32 Dec/15
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