United Kingdom Current Account  1946-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The current account gap in the United Kingdom decreased for the consecutive third quarter to GBP 17.7 billion in Q1 of 2018 from an upwardly revised GBP 19.5 billion in the last quarter of 2017. The narrowing to the current account deficit was due to a reduction to the deficit on total trade, which narrowed GBP 1.9 billion to GBP 3.8 billion, along with the deficit on primary income account, which fell GBP 1.5 billion to GBP 8.1 billion. Partially offsetting these was a widening to the deficit on secondary income, which widened GBP 1.6 billion to GBP 5.8 billion in Q1. Current Account in the United Kingdom averaged -4433.54 GBP Million from 1946 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2654 GBP Million in the first quarter of 1981 and a record low of -32163 GBP Million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-22 09:30 AM Current Account £-22.8B £-25.8B £-21.2B £-17.2B
2018-03-29 08:30 AM Current Account £-18.4B £-19.2B £-24B £-20.5B
2018-06-29 08:30 AM Current Account £-17.72B £-19.54B £-18B £-21.2B
2018-09-28 08:30 AM Current Account £-17.72B £-22.7B
2018-12-21 09:30 AM Current Account £-19.8B


United Kingdom Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -2790.00 -3087.00 2946.00 -5749.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 51846.00 50411.00 52952.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 54636.00 53498.00 54636.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -17720.00 -19537.00 2654.00 -32163.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.10 -5.80 2.60 -5.80 percent [+]
External Debt 6412914.00 6385526.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.80 101.60 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 3074.00 24382.00 42878.00 -15043.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -3896.00 8667.00 82539.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.30 310.30 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 955.00 955.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.10 5.08 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 1560.00 1790.00 2938.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2590.00 3050.00 4020.00 540.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1214.00 1365.00 6069.00 744.00 USD Million [+]

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United Kingdom Current Account

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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-17720.00 -19537.00 2654.00 -32163.00 1946 - 2018 GBP Million Quarterly
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current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -10469.00 Mar/18
Brazil 729.20 May/18
Canada -19496.00 Mar/18
China -341.00 Mar/18
Euro Area 4.62 May/18
France -2917.00 May/18
Germany 12588.73 May/18
India -13000.00 Mar/18
Indonesia -5500.00 Mar/18
Italy 2226.00 May/18
Japan 1938.30 May/18
Mexico -6940.80 Mar/18
Netherlands 21821.00 Mar/18
Russia 22300.00 Jun/18
South Korea 8680.00 May/18
Spain -1516.00 Apr/18
Switzerland 18134.28 Mar/18
Turkey -5890.00 May/18
United Kingdom -17720.00 Mar/18
United States -124105.00 Mar/18


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