United Kingdom

This page presents historical data on United Kingdom, mainly external links.


The British pound in Swedish crowns/riksdalers in 1858-2005 (annual average) (html-file)


External links:

EH.net (European Economic History Services)
Supported by Economic History Association, and contains economic-historical data for various countries, mainly Britain and USA, for example gold prices 1257-2001, global financial data 1880-1913, interest rates in UK 1790-2001, the purchasing power of the British pound 1264-2004, and the exchange rate between dollar and pound 1791-2004.

English Economic Indicators

Great Britain Historical Database Online

London Gold Bullion Market Yearly Average Price (1833 - 1997)

National Statistics

Penn World Tables
Presents data on population, GDP, GDP per capita, price levels, investment shares, consumption shares and savings for 168 countries, including UK, covering the period 1950-2000. No data is presented for the period before 1950.

Scottish Historical Database, 1550-1780

World Population, GDP and Per Capita GDP, 1-2001 AD (Angus Maddison)
Contains economic data on population, GDP and GDP per capita for a number of countries from 1 to 2001 AD, including UK within present borders.