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2009 Country statistical profile: United Kingdom 2009

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Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2288 - © OECD 2009

 Country statistical profile: United Kingdom 2009
 
 
 
Unit
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
 
Gross domestic product
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Bln USD curr. PPPs
1 533.5
 
1 630.6
 
1 713.7
 
1 778.5
 
1 899.5
 
1 968.8
 
2 068.2
 
2 168.1
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
26 041
 
27 585
 
28 888
 
29 863
 
31 747
 
32 695
 
34 137
 
35 669
 
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
25 993
 
27 749
 
29 316
 
30 270
 
32 201
 
33 243
 
34 364
 
35 842
 
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
3.9
 
2.5
 
2.1
 
2.8
 
2.8
 
2.1
 
2.8
 
3.0
 
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
17.1
 
16.8
 
16.8
 
16.4
 
16.7
 
16.9
 
17.2
 
17.8
 
 
GDP per hour worked
Annual growth %
3.4
 
1.4
 
2.4
 
2.9
 
2.0
 
0.8
 
2.4
 
2.3
 
 
GDP deflator
Annual growth %
1.2
 
2.1
 
3.1
 
3.1
 
2.5
 
2.2
 
2.6
 
2.9
 
 
Economic structure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real value added: agriculture, forestry, fishing
Annual growth %
-0.8
 
-8.9
 
11.7
 
-1.7
 
-0.2
 
5.3
 
2.8
 
-0.9
 
 
Real value added: industry
Annual growth %
1.6
 
-0.8
 
-0.5
 
0.5
 
1.4
 
-0.7
 
0.7
 
1.0
 
 
Real value added: services
Annual growth %
4.7
 
3.6
 
2.4
 
3.5
 
3.2
 
2.9
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
3.7
 
0.6
 
-2.0
 
-3.7
 
-3.7
 
-3.3
 
-2.7
 
-2.8
 
 
General government debt
% of GDP
45.1
 
40.4
 
40.8
 
41.2
 
43.5
 
46.1
 
46.0
 
46.9
 
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
5.8
 
6.2
 
6.4
 
 |
6.6
 
6.9
 
7.1
 
7.3
 
..
 
 
Total expenditure on health
% of GDP
7.2
 
7.5
 
7.6
 
 |
7.7
 
8.0
 
8.2
 
8.4
 
..
 
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
19.2
 
20.1
 
20.0
 
20.5
 
21.1
 
21.3
 
..
 
..
 
 
Public pension expenditures
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
7.5
 
..
 
 
Private pension expenditures
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
3.1
 
..
 
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
0.32
 
0.32
 
0.31
 
0.34
 
0.36
 
0.47
 
0.51
 
0.36
 
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
37.1
 
36.8
 
35.2
 
35.0
 
35.4
 
36.3
 
37.1
 
36.6
 
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
14.5
 
14.6
 
13.4
 
12.8
 
13.0
 
13.9
 
14.7
 
14.4
 
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
11.8
 
11.5
 
11.4
 
11.4
 
11.3
 
11.0
 
10.8
 
10.7
 
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
32.6
 
32.2
 
32.3
 
33.8
 
33.9
 
34.0
 
34.0
 
34.1
 
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade in goods and services
% of GDP
28.6
 
28.3
 
27.4
 
26.6
 
26.6
 
28.1
 
30.1
 
28.0
 
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
-56.6
 
-65.4
 
-78.8
 
-85.8
 
-119.9
 
-131.4
 
-154.0
 
-184.6
 
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
339.4
 
338.0
 
359.4
 
393.5
 
468.1
 
515.8
 
598.4
 
624.6
 
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
282.9
 
272.6
 
280.6
 
307.7
 
348.2
 
384.4
 
444.4
 
440.0
 
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
22.9
 
24.8
 
29.1
 
36.9
 
51.6
 
47.2
 
60.5
 
83.3
 
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
101.1
 
101.6
 
112.0
 
130.3
 
154.6
 
169.9
 
183.8
 
212.1
 
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
124.0
 
126.4
 
141.0
 
167.2
 
206.2
 
217.1
 
244.3
 
295.4
 
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
-2.6
 
-2.1
 
-1.7
 
-1.6
 
-2.1
 
-2.6
 
-3.4
 
-3.8
 
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
897 845
 
..
 
..
 
1 187 045
 
1 247 190
 
1 198 637
 
1 442 165
 
..
 
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
438 631
 
..
 
..
 
606 157
 
701 913
 
840 652
 
1 131 827
 
..
 
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
118 824
 
52 650
 
24 052
 
16 846
 
56 002
 
175 974
 
147 716
 
185 968
 
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
233 488
 
58 885
 
50 347
 
62 439
 
91 083
 
80 818
 
79 470
 
229 872
 
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): all items
2000 = 100
100.0
 
101.2
 
102.5
 
103.9
 
105.3
 
107.5
 
110.0
 
112.5
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): food
2000 = 100
100.0
 
103.8
 
104.6
 
105.8
 
106.5
 
108.2
 
110.9
 
115.8
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): energy
2000 = 100
100.0
 
97.3
 
96.5
 
99.1
 
105.3
 
116.9
 
134.1
 
141.3
 
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
2000 = 100
100.0
 
99.7
 
99.7
 
100.8
 
102.2
 
104.1
 
106.4
 
109.1
 
 
Long-term interest rates
%
5.33
 
4.93
 
4.90
 
4.53
 
4.88
 
4.41
 
4.50
 
5.01
 
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
ISK per USD
0.64
 
0.63
 
0.63
 
0.64
 
0.63
 
0.64
 
0.64
 
0.65
 
 
Exchange rates
ISK per USD
0.66
 
0.69
 
0.67
 
0.61
 
0.55
 
0.55
 
0.54
 
0.50
 
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
103
 
101
 
104
 
107
 
113
 
113
 
116
 
123
 
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
233.9
 
234.5
 
228.6
 
232.9
 
233.2
 
234.5
 
231.1
 
226.9
 
 
Total primary energy supply per capita
Toe per capita
3.97
 
3.97
 
3.85
 
3.91
 
3.90
 
3.89
 
3.82
 
3.73
 
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.16
 
0.15
 
0.15
 
0.14
 
0.14
 
0.14
 
0.13
 
0.13
 
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
1.0
 
1.2
 
1.4
 
1.5
 
1.7
 
1.9
 
2.0
 
2.3
 
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
28.45
 
24.45
 
24.58
 
29.13
 
37.75
 
53.79
 
65.00
 
73.80
 
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICT investment in non-residential fixed capital formation
%
29.3
 
28.5
 
27.0
 
24.9
 
25.8
 
26.4
 
..
 
..
 
 
ICT-related occupations: total employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
28.0
 
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
40.0
 
49.7
 
55.1
 
55.9
 
60.2
 
62.6
 
66.7
 
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
15 022
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
12 990
 
..
 
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
748
 
738
 
685
 
575
 
654
 
670
 
614
 
..
 
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
144
 
150
 
150
 
212
 
202
 
152
 
157
 
..
 
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
33 955
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
35 480
 
..
 
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
585
 
..
 
 
CO2 emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
526
 
539
 
524
 
536
 
536
 
535
 
536
 
..
 
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
University level: graduation rates in peer age group
%
37
 
37
 
37
 
38
 
39
 
39
 
39
 
..
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
25.7
 
26.1
 
26.9
 
28.0
 
29.2
 
29.6
 
30.5
 
..
 
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
61.5
 
61.0
 
60.9
 
59.7
 
60.1
 
58.6
 
57.3
 
55.9
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
80.2
 
80.5
 
80.3
 
80.7
 
80.7
 
81.1
 
81.2
 
81.3
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
50.4
 
52.1
 
53.1
 
55.4
 
56.2
 
56.7
 
57.4
 
57.4
 
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
23.0
 
22.7
 
23.3
 
23.7
 
24.0
 
23.5
 
23.4
 
23.3
 
 
Self-employment rate: total civilian employment
%
12.8
 
12.8
 
12.7
 
13.2
 
13.6
 
13.4
 
13.5
 
13.8
 
 
Self-employment rate, men: male civilian employment
%
16.7
 
17.0
 
17.0
 
17.6
 
18.3
 
17.6
 
17.7
 
18.0
 
 
Self-employment rate, women: female civilian employment
%
8.3
 
7.8
 
7.8
 
8.2
 
8.3
 
7.8
 
8.0
 
8.2
 
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total civilian labour force
%
5.4
 
5.0
 
5.1
 
5.0
 
4.7
 
4.8
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
 
Unemployment rate, men: male civilian labour force
%
5.9
 
5.5
 
5.7
 
5.5
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
5.8
 
5.6
 
 
Unemployment rate, women: female civilian labour force
%
4.8
 
4.4
 
4.5
 
4.3
 
4.3
 
4.3
 
5.0
 
5.0
 
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
28.0
 
27.8
 
22.9
 
22.8
 
21.4
 
22.4
 
22.1
 
24.7
 
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per hour, total economy
USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
1 711
 
1 714
 
1 696
 
1 677
 
1 672
 
1 676
 
1 669
 
1 670
 
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
% of GDP
1.85
 
1.82
 
1.82
 
1.78
 
1.71
 
1.76
 
1.78
 
..
 
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
5.4
 
5.6
 
5.8
 
5.9
 
5.7
 
5.8
 
5.9
 
..
 
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
58 886
 
59 113
 
59 323
 
59 557
 
59 846
 
60 238
 
60 587
 
60 975
 
 
Population growth rates
%
0.3
 
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.5
 
0.7
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
 
Total fertility rates
Children
1.6
 
1.6
 
1.6
 
1.7
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
..
 
 
Ratio of population aged 65 and over to total
%
15.8
 
15.9
 
15.9
 
16.0
 
16.0
 
16.0
 
16.0
 
16.0
 
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net migration rate
Per '000 inhabitants
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
7.9
 
8.2
 
8.6
 
8.9
 
9.3
 
9.7
 
10.1
 
..
 
 
Foreign population
% of population
4.0
 
4.4
 
4.5
 
4.7
 
4.9
 
5.2
 
5.8
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of native-born men
% of labour force
5.9
 
..
 
..
 
5.2
 
4.7
 
4.7
 
5.5
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born men
% of labour force
9.6
 
..
 
..
 
8.1
 
7.3
 
7.4
 
7.4
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of native-born women
% of labour force
4.6
 
..
 
..
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
3.8
 
4.5
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born women
% of labour force
7.8
 
..
 
..
 
6.3
 
7.3
 
7.1
 
7.9
 
..
 
 
Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy at birth
Years
77.9
 
78.2
 
78.3
 
78.4
 
78.9
 
79.1
 
..
 
..
 
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
75.5
 
75.8
 
76.0
 
76.2
 
76.8
 
77.1
 
..
 
..
 
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
80.3
 
80.5
 
80.6
 
80.5
 
81.0
 
81.1
 
..
 
..
 
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
5.6
 
5.5
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.1
 
5.0
 
..
 
 
Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
6.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Household expenditure on recreation and culture
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Number of tourists
'000
17 019
 
17 019
 
14 176
 
14 397
 
13 172
 
17 009
 
18 711
 
18 671
 
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
62
 
63
 
63
 
62
 
57
 
55
 
55
 
50
 
Note:  Last updated 6 April 2009
Source: For explanatory notes, see OECD Factbook 2009 (www.SourceOECD.org/factbook)
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