UK Country DataArea:
total: 244,820 sq km
land: 241,590 sq km
water: 3,230 sq km
note: includes Rockall and Shetland IslandsClimate:
temperate moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current more than one-half of the days are overcastTerrain:
mostly rugged hills and low mountains level to rolling plains in east and southeastNatural resources:
coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable landPopulation:
60,943,912 [July 2008 est.]Age structure:
0-14 years: 16.9% [male 5,287,590/female 5,036,881]
15-64 years: 67.1% [male 20,698,645/female 20,185,040]
65 years and over: 16% [male 4,186,561/female 5,549,195] [2008 est.]Nationality:
noun: Briton[s], British [collective plural]
adjective: BritishEthnic groups:
white [of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%] 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% [2001 census]Languages:
English, Welsh [about 26% of the population of Wales], Scottish form of Gaelic [about 60,000 in Scotland]Capital:
geographic coordinates: 51 30 N, 0 10 W
time difference: UTC 0 [5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time]
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March ends last Sunday in OctoberNational holiday:
the UK does not celebrate one particular national holidayGDP - composition by sector:
services: 75.7% [2007 est.]Labor force:
30.87 million [2007 est.]Budget:
revenues: $1.155 trillion
expenditures: $1.236 trillion [2007 est.]Agriculture - products:
cereals, oilseed, potatoes, vegetables cattle, sheep, poultry fishIndustries:
machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, other consumer goodsExports:
$441.4 billion f.o.b. [2007 est.]Exports - commodities:
manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals food, beverages, tobaccoExports - partners:
US 13.9%, Germany 10.9%, France 10.4%, Ireland 7.1%, Netherlands 6.3%, Belgium 5.2%, Spain 4.5% Imports:
$616.8 billion f.o.b. [2007 est.]Imports - commodities:
manufactured goods, machinery, fuels foodstuffsImports - partners:
Germany 12.8%, US 8.9%, France 6.9%, Netherlands 6.6%, China 5.3%, Norway 4.9%, Belgium 4.5% Currency (code):
British pound [GBP]Exchange rates:
British pounds per US dollar - 0.4993 , 0.5418 , 0.5493 , 0.5462 , 0.6125 Airports:
total: 16,567 km
broad gauge: 303 km 1.600-m gauge [in Northern Ireland]
standard gauge: 16,264 km 1.435-m gauge [5,361 km electrified] Merchant marine:
total: 474 ships [1000 GRT or over] 11,723,618 GRT/12,315,588 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 26, cargo 60, carrier 4, chemical tanker 56, container 156, liquefied gas 18, passenger 10, passenger/cargo 62, petroleum tanker 27, refrigerated cargo 17, roll on/roll off 24, vehicle carrier 14
foreign-owned: 242 [Australia 1, Cyprus 1, Denmark 61, Finland 1, France 9, Germany 71, Greece 6, Hong Kong 2, Ireland 1, Italy 4, Japan 1, Netherlands 2, NZ 1, Norway 33, South Africa 4, Sweden 19, Switzerland 1, Taiwan 11, Turkey 2, US 11]
registered in other countries: 412 [Algeria 12, Antigua and Barbuda 4, Argentina 4, Australia 2, Bahamas 68, Barbados 3, Bermuda 20, Brunei 8, Cape Verde 1, Cayman Islands 9, Cyprus 21, Faroe Islands 1, Gibraltar 3, Greece 15, Hong Kong 32, India 1, Indonesia 3, Italy 7, South Korea 1, Liberia 74, Luxembourg 7, Malta 12, Marshall Islands 17, Netherlands 7, Norway 9, Panama 35, Papua New Guinea 6, Singapore 13, Slovakia 1, St Vincent and The Grenadines 9, Sweden 2, Thailand 3, Tonga 1, US 1, unknown 1] Ports and terminals:
Dover, Felixstowe, Immingham, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Teesport [England], Forth Ports, Hound Point [Scotland], Milford Haven [Wales]
Trade Leads of companies wanting to do business with UK
Sell Fashion Garden Swing Chair - yayifurniture ( China ) - Offers to Sell and Export - Mon 24 Oct, 2011 12:45 am - detailed product description
1 rattan furniture wikcer hanging basket
2 woven in wicker
3 natural feeling
4 innovative design
Targeted Countries: UK Belgium Ecuador
Std Vehicle Lock Of Heavy Duty Vehicle - std708 ( China ) - Offers to Sell and Export - Sat 24 Mar, 2007 9:00 am - we are specialized in providing a wide range of different wheel clamps for cars trailers and hgvs oem and odm are welcome
std98la 2 double w...
Targeted Countries: UK USA USA
Standard Triangle Wheel-clamp - std708 ( China ) - Offers to Sell and Export - Tue 10 Apr, 2007 8:05 am - car usage wheel lock is our company’s newly developed product according to feature of the middle or small car it is made by thickness of 10mm...
Targeted Countries: USA USA UK
Flying Sky Lanterns Of Thailand - chiang ( Thailand ) - Offers to Sell and Export - Mon 14 May, 2007 2:58 am - chiangmaicraft are the leading manufacturer and supplier of authentic original thai sky lanterns also known as khoom loy our factory is located i...
Targeted Countries: Germany UK
Hand Blown Glass Bongs, Smoking Pipes, Color Pipe - Magicglass ( China ) - Offers to Sell and Export - Wed 03 Jun, 2009 11:49 pm - sino german magic arts and crafts glass co ltd professional glass pipes glass bongs and glass handicraft manufacturer in china our factory w...
Targeted Countries: Germany UK Canada
Sell Hardware Table Lamps With Ceand Rohs - Guanhuilighting ( China ) - Offers to Sell and Export - Sun 29 Jun, 2008 7:05 am - our company established in 2006 is located in guzhen town zhongshan city which is the captal of china's lighting industry with more than 10 year h...
Targeted Countries: Australia UK
Hex Bolts - kartikverma ( India ) - Offers to Sell and Export - Fri 03 Oct, 2014 6:30 am - we manufacture complete range of stainless steel hex bolts and screws in the following grades stocks are readily available and we are manufacturing...
Targeted Countries: India UAE UK
20-layer Pcb-high Layer Board - Corepcb ( China ) - Offers to Sell and Export - Wed 23 Jan, 2008 7:07 am - board thickness amp #65306 6 0mm
min hole size amp #65306 0 5mm
line width space amp #65306 10 10mil
finish amp #65306 immersion au
Targeted Countries: Australia USA UK
Chinese Silk Rug 3x5 - Aileencarpet ( China ) - Offers to Sell and Export - Sun 17 Feb, 2008 7:31 am - http www china silkrug com
pure silk for warp and piles persian silk rug design made in china so sometime we called china silk rug size from...
Targeted Countries: UK USA Australia
High Quality Healthy Fruit Snack From Thailand Natural , Healthy, Non Addictive, No Chemical .. - Tradexchance ( Thailand ) - Offers to Sell and Export - Tue 25 Mar, 2008 7:20 am - tradexchance is a distributor of raw dried fruits products we represent and distribute high quality and healthy dried fruits products from the be...
Targeted Countries: Saudi Arabia UK
Rabber Sheet - Seashore Rubber ( China ) - Offers to Sell and Export - Mon 17 Mar, 2008 5:25 am - we are china manufacturer of silicone rubber sheet neoprene rubber sheet epdm rubber sheet rubber extrusions in epdm neoprene viton rubber sealing str...
Targeted Countries: South Africa UK Australia
Neoprene Rubber Sheet - Seashore Rubber ( China ) - Offers to Sell and Export - Mon 17 Mar, 2008 5:49 am - seashore manufacturing limited specialized in neoprene rubber rubber sheet silicone rubber sheet sbr rubber sheet butyl rubber sheet epdm rubber she...
Targeted Countries: Australia UK South Africa