United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom

Demography

 

Location: Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France
Capital City: London
Population: 61,113,205 (2009)
Total surface area in sq.km: 244,820 sq km
Official language: English
Currency: Great Britain Pound

Economy

 

GDP (current USD): $ 2,198 billion
GDP per capita (PPP): $ 35,400
Inflation Rate (annual, 2008): 0.7%
Currency Exchange Rate (average, 2009): $ 1.57

Trade

 

Total Exports:

$ 350 billion

Total Exports as a % of GDP:

16%

Total Imports:

$ 480 billion

Total imports as a %of GDP:

22%

Exports to South Asia (% of total exports):

1.8%

Imports from South Asia (% of total imports):

1.8%

Documents required for exports (Number):

4

Documents required for Imports (Number):

4

Ease of doing business (Rank):

25

 

Top 5 Countries by Imports:

 

Country

Share in total imports

Germany

14.2%

USA

8.6%

China

7.6%

Netherlands

7.4%

France

7.2%


Top 5 Commodities by Imports:

 

Commodity Type

Share in total imports

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof.

13.3%

Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof.

12.1%

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound reacorders adn reproducers, and parts and accessories of articles.

10.1%

Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products or their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes.

9.5%

Pharmaceutical products.

3.2%


Infrastructure

 

Number of Airports: 506
Number of Ports: 10
Roads (kms): 420,009 km
Rail (kms): 16,321 km
Mobile user penetration (per 100 people): 126 (2008)
Landline user penetration (per 100): 54 (2008)
Internet user penetration (per 100): 76 (2008)

Relationship with India

 

Read about Bilateral Relations with India

Share of India in total imports: 1.3%

Top 5 imported commodities from India:

Commodity Type

Share in total imports

Engineering goods

30.5%

Readymade garments

19.6%

Chemicals & related products

8.0%

Leather & leather manufactures

6.2%

Textiles (excluding readymade garments)

5.6%


Trade Facilitation Bodies
British High Commission of India - http://ukinindia.fco.gov.uk/en/

 

Sources: World Development Indicators, CIA world Factbook, UN Comtrade