Understanding the UK economy
Bringing together the latest data on employment, prices and trade to give an overview of the economy in the UK.
This tool presents data from our most recent releases in the main areas that contribute to economic activity. For the latest data and analysis on the UK economy, business and jobs following Brexit and during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visit our roundup,
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The commentary presented is not a forecast or prediction.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights
A roundup of the latest data and trends about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from the ONS and other sources.
Labour market overview, UK
Estimates of employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and other employment-related statistics for the UK.
Retail sales, Great Britain
A first estimate of retail sales in volume and value terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted.
Total value of UK exports and imports of goods and services in current prices, chained volume measures and implied deflators.
Consumer price inflation, UK
Price indices, percentage changes, and weights for the different measures of consumer price inflation.
Producer price inflation, UK
Changes in the prices of goods bought and sold by UK manufacturers including price indices of materials and fuels purchased (input prices) and factory gate prices (output prices).
GDP monthly estimate, UK
Gross domestic product (GDP) measures the value of goods and services produced in the UK. It estimates the size of and growth in the economy.
Index of Services, UK
Movements in the volume of output for the UK services industries. Figures are seasonally adjusted.
Index of Production, UK
Movements in the volume of production for the UK production industries: manufacturing, mining and quarrying, energy supply, and water and waste management. Figures are seasonally adjusted.