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Basic statistics of the United Kingdom (2008).

BASIC STATISTICS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (2008)

THE LAND

Area (2006, 1 000 [km.sup.2])
Total                                              242
Agricultural                                       187
Major cities (2006, thousand inhabitants)
Greater London                                   7 512
Birmingham                                       1 007
Leeds                                              750
Glasgow (local government district)                464

THE PEOPLE

Thousands
Population                                      61 346
Net increase (annual average 2001-06)              295
Number of inhabitants per [km.sup.2]               253
Total labour force (thousands)                  31 220
Civilian employment (% of total)
Agriculture, forestry and fishing                  1.3
Industry and construction                         22.1
Services                                          76.3

PRODUCTION

Gross domestic product
In billion [pounds sterling]                     1 443
Per head ($)                                   43 505
Gross fixed capital investment
In % of GDP                                       16.7
Per head ($)                                     7,258

THE GOVERNMENT

Public consumption (% of GDP)                     21.9
General government (% of GDP)
Current and capital expenditure                   46.2
Current revenue                                   40.6
Net debt                                          33.6
Last general elections: 5 May 2005
Composition of House of Commons (seats)
  Labour                                           350
Conservatives                                      193
Liberal Democrat                                    63
Other                                               40
Total                                              646

FOREIGN TRADE

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)          28.9
Main commodity exports (% of total)
Electrical machinery                              10.1
Manufactured goods and articles                   24.3
Chemicals                                         17.5
Mechanical machinery                              12.8
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)          32.0
Main commodity imports (% of total)
Manufactured goods and articles                   27.0
Electrical machinery                              13.8
Road vehicles                                      9.8
Fuels                                             13.9

THE CURRENCY

Monetary unit: Pound sterling
Apri12009, monthly average of spot rate
[pounds sterling] per $                           0.68
[pounds sterling] per [euro]                      0.90
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Publication:OECD Economic Surveys - United Kingdom
Article Type:Statistical table
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 1, 2009
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