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International Rankings of United Kingdom - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of United Kingdom, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of United Kingdom, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 13 40 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 10 27.330 million 2020
Internet users - percent of population 5 97 % 2021
Internet users - total 18 64.990 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 12 48 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 8 29.798 million 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 43 120 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 22 80.000 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 30 3.2 % of household expenditures 2018
Average household expenditures - on food 92 8.1 % of household expenditures 2018
Budget - expenditures 7 1.362 trillion US Dollars 2020
Budget - revenues 7 998.006 billion US Dollars 2020
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 48 1.9 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 207 62.941 billion US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 4 8.722 trillion US Dollars 2019
Exports 8 874.500 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 8 2.828 trillion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 115 30.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 61 18.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 89 65.8 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 53 31.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 107 17.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 54 0.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 144 0.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 118 20.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 29 79.2 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 77 35.1 % 2017
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 53 31.1 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2012
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 34 1.7 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 8 898.719 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 35 9.12 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 118 2.52 % 2021
Labor force 19 34.637 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 99 18.6 % 2017
Public debt 3 195.39 % of GDP 2020
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 9 3.136 trillion US Dollars 2022
Real GDP growth rate 110 4.1 % 2022
Real GDP per capita 31 46800 US Dollars 2022
Remittances 153 0.11 2021
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 20 194.181 billion US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 49 24.73 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 152 4.53 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 150 11.8133 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 91 14.6 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 103 13.2 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 32 23.500 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 11 158.346 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 14 216.237 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 32 9.401 million metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 20 1.309 million metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 26 5.537 million metric tons 2020
Coal - production 42 2.892 million metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 66 26.000 million metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 12 289.688 billion kWh 2020
Electricity - exports 39 4.481 billion kWh 2020
Electricity - imports 8 22.391 billion kWh 2020
Electricity - installed generating capacity 13 113.153 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 15 27.746 billion kWh 2020
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 87 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - total population 83 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 67 N/A 2024
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 13 15 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 115 37.8 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 120 2.6 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 18 15.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 30 4.3 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 7 25.2 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 46 119.894 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 9 75.700 billion cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - exports 25 6.873 billion cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 9 51.050 billion cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - production 23 32.480 billion cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - proven reserves 41 180.661 billion cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 18 818200 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 13 891700 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 30 2.500 billion bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 15 1.578 million bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 20 890400 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 16 613800 bbl/day 2017
Refined petroleum products - imports 9 907500 bbl/day 2017
Refined petroleum products - production 18 1.290 million bbl/day 2017
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 15 379.02 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 36 49.16 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 152 9.52 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 21 71 2018
Land use - arable land 38 25.1 2018
Land use - forest 140 11.9 2018
Land use - permanent crops 83 0.2 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 21 45.7 2018
Revenue from coal 33 0 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 97 0.01 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 57 147.000 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 81 1.180 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 49 1.010 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 17 6.230 billion cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 123 0.8 2025
Urbanization - urban population 33 84.6 2023
Geography
Area - land 81 241930 sq km 0
Area - total 82 243610 sq km 0
Area - water 150 1680 sq km 0
Coastline 16 12429 km 0
Elevation - highest point 124 1345 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 39 4 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 130 162 meters 0
Irrigated land 105 718 sq km 2018
Land boundaries - total 138 499 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 21 71 2018
Land use - arable land 38 25.1 2018
Land use - forest 140 11.9 2018
Land use - permanent crops 83 0.2 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 21 45.7 2018
Military
Military expenditures 25 2.3 % of GDP 2023
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 41 3.53 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 29 0.61 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 39 2.35 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 23 9.8 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 19 3.3 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 125 10.8 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 89 N/A % 0
Contraceptive prevalence rate 13 76.1 % 1012
Current health expenditure 10 12 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 120 50.7 % 2023
Death rate 36 9.1 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 25 29.8 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 120 3.4 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 75 57.7 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 135 27.8 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 1 100 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 109 0 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 102 0 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 64 0 % of population 0
Education expenditures 31 5.5 % of GDP 2020
Gross reproduction rate 90 0.79 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 198 3.3192 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 149 4.3 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 152 3.8 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 59 84.232 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 19 80 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 19 82.1 years 2023
Literacy - definition 3 N/A 2024
Literacy - female 122 N/A % 0
Literacy - male 100 N/A % 0
Literacy - total population 110 N/A % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 112 10 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 78 41.458 years 0
Median age - male 40 39.9 years 0
Median age - total 38 40.6 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 21 29 2018
Net migration rate 31 3.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 31 27.8 % 2016
Physicians density 49 3 physicians/1,000 population 2020
Population 239 N/A 2024
Population growth rate 119 0.49 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 3 99.8 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 117 0.2 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 119 0.2 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 92 0.2 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 11 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 21 1.02 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 28 0.85 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 9 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 20 0.99 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 122 1.63 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 123 0.8 2025
Urbanization - urban population 33 84.6 2023
Transportation
Airports 8 1043 2024
Heliports 26 92 2024
Merchant marine - total 29 868 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 11 6.198 billion 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 4 165.389 million 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 6 794 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 9 20 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 103 N/A km 2024
Roadways - paved 135 N/A km 2024
Roadways - total 142 N/A km 2024
Waterways 34 3200 km 2009

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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