UK Economic Indicators

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UK Economic Indicators

Rates    Date Change
Base Rate 0.52 Jun 5, 2009 +2.00 bps
Yield Curve     Dec 31, 2012  
LIBOR Yield Curve     Mar 21, 2013  
Official Bank Rate 0.50 Mar 5, 2009 -50.00 bps
Sterling Overnight Index Average 0.4208 Jun 8, 2009 +0.25 bps
Employment    Date Change
Average Earnings Index (Change) 2.6 Jul 2010
Claimant Count 763,800 Apr 2015 -1.62 %
Claimant Count (Change) -12,600 Apr 2015
Quarterly Unemployment Rate 5.5 Q1 2015 -0.10 
Unemployment Rate 5.5 Mar 2015 -0.10 
GDP    Date Change
Debt to GDP 78.4 Jan 2013 +5.38 %
Gross Domestic Product (Change) 0.3 Q1 2015
Business    Date Change
Index of Production (Change) 0.5 Mar 2015
Retail Sales Index 110.6 Apr 2015 +1.28 %
Retail Sales Index (Annual Change) 4.6 Apr 2015
Retail Sales Index (Monthly Change) 0.7 Apr 2015
Indices    Date Change
Consumer Price Index (Annual Change) -0.1 Apr 2015
Consumer Price Index (Monthly Change) 0.2 Apr 2015
Effective Exchange Rate Index 92.7 May 21, 2015 +0.62 %
Producer Price Index Input (Annual Change) -11.7 Apr 2015
Producer Price Index Input (Monthly Change) 0.4 Apr 2015
Producer Price Index Output (Annual Change) -1.7 Apr 2015
Producer Price Index Output (Monthly Change) 0.1 Apr 2015
Retail Price Index (Annual Change) 0.9 Apr 2015
Retail Price Index (Monthly Change) 0.4 Apr 2015
International    Date Change
Current Account -25.3 Q4 2014 +8.54 %
Trade Balance -2.8 Mar 2015 +15.10 %
Stocks    Date Change
FTSE 100 Index 7,031.70 May 22, 2015 +0.26 %
The United Kingdom (U.K.) is the third-largest economy in Europe and its gross domestic product (GDP), at over $2.6 trillion USD, is the seventh largest in the world. Services (especially financial services) by themselves account for a large percentage of the U.K. GDP. Among the various financial centers around the world, the largest amount of foreign exchange trading takes place in the United Kingdom’s London Exchange, even though the pound sterling (GBP) is less widely traded in the market than several other currencies.
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