UK Economic Indicators


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 0.75 Aug 2, 2018 +25.00 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 760,200 Jan 2016 -1.91 %
Claimant Count (Change) -14,800 Jan 2016
Quarterly Unemployment Rate 5.1 Q4 2015 -- 
Unemployment Rate 5.1 Dec 2015 -- 
GDP    Date Change
Debt to GDP 78.4 Jan 2013 +5.38 %
Gross Domestic Product (Change) 0.5 Q4 2015
Business    Date Change
Index of Production (Change) 1.0 Aug 2015
Retail Sales Index 111.4 Dec 2015 -1.33 %
Retail Sales Index (Annual Change) 3.9 Jan 2016
Retail Sales Index (Monthly Change) 1.4 Jan 2016
Indices    Date Change
Consumer Price Index (Annual Change) 0.3 Jan 2016
Consumer Price Index (Monthly Change) -0.8 Jan 2016
Effective Exchange Rate Index 87.9 Jun 23, 2016 +0.40 %
Producer Price Index Input (Annual Change) -7.6 Jan 2016
Producer Price Index Input (Monthly Change) -0.7 Jan 2016
Producer Price Index Output (Annual Change) -1.0 Jan 2016
Producer Price Index Output (Monthly Change) -0.1 Jan 2016
Retail Price Index (Annual Change) 1.3 Jan 2016
Retail Price Index (Monthly Change) -0.7 Jan 2016
International    Date Change
Current Account -17.5 Q3 2015 +0.18 %
Trade Balance -2.7 Dec 2015 +32.80 %
Stocks    Date Change
FTSE 100 Index 7,234.50 May 3, 2017 -0.22 %
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