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

The United Kingdom current account deficit decreased to GBP 22.8 billion in the third quarter of 2017 (4.5 percent of the GDP) from an upwardly revised GBP 25.8 billion gap in the previous period (5.1 percent of the GDP) and above market expectations of a GBP 21.2 billion deficit. The primary income deficit narrowed to GBP 11.4 billion from GBP 13.2 billion, mainly due to UK earnings on investment abroad. There was also a declined on the secondary income gap to GBP 5.5 billion from GBP 6.4 billion due to a fall in payments by general government. In addition, the total trade deficit went down to GBP 5.8 billion from GBP 6.1 billion, mostly due to an increase in exports of services, namely other business, financial and travel. Current Account in the United Kingdom averaged -4626.90 GBP Million from 1946 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2657 GBP Million in the first quarter of 1981 and a record low of -33681 GBP Million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-06-30 08:30 AM Current Account £-16.9B £-12.1B £ -17.3B £ -18.7B
2017-09-29 08:30 AM Current Account £-23.2B £-22.256B £-16B £-22.3B
2017-12-22 09:30 AM Current Account £-22.8B £-25.8B £-21.2B £-17.2B
2018-03-29 08:30 AM Current Account £-22.8B £ -22.1B
2018-06-29 08:30 AM Current Account £ -22.9B
2018-09-28 08:30 AM Current Account £ -22.7B


United Kingdom Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -2804.00 -2270.00 2946.00 -6225.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 52645.00 52316.00 53112.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 55449.00 54586.00 55449.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -22784.00 -25821.00 2657.00 -33681.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.40 -4.30 2.60 -4.70 percent [+]
External Debt 6218711.00 6138780.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.40 101.80 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 16333.00 25932.00 42878.00 -15043.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 9488.00 4151.00 82539.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.29 310.29 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 884.00 832.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.10 5.08 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 2270.00 2800.00 2800.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3090.00 3940.00 4020.00 540.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1393.00 1139.00 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-22784.00 -25821.00 2657.00 -33681.00 1946 - 2017 GBP Million Quarterly




current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -9125.00 Sep/17
Brazil -2388.00 Nov/17
Canada -19346.00 Sep/17
China 404.75 Sep/17
Euro Area 37.83 Nov/17
France -3260.00 Nov/17
Germany 25409.39 Nov/17
India -7200.00 Sep/17
Indonesia -4336.80 Sep/17
Italy 4881.00 Nov/17
Japan 1347.30 Nov/17
Mexico -5527.90 Sep/17
Netherlands 18090.30 Sep/17
Russia 17800.00 Dec/17
South Korea 7430.00 Nov/17
Spain 1678.00 Oct/17
Switzerland 13029.77 Sep/17
Turkey -4200.00 Nov/17
United Kingdom -22784.00 Sep/17
United States -100600.00 Sep/17


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