A measure of cross-border transactions between the UK and rest of the world. Includes trade, income, capital transfers and foreign assets and liabilities.

Publications

Data

  • Balance of payments time series

    Quarterly summary of balance of payments accounts including the current account, capital transfers, transactions and levels of UK external assets and liabilities.

  • Balance of payments – revision triangles

    Quarterly summary information on the size and direction of the revisions made to the data covering a five-year period, UK.

  • Balance of payments

    Quarterly summary of balance of payments accounts including the current account, capital transfers, transactions, and levels of UK external assets and liabilities.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Changes to this release date

  • Previous date:
    30 September 2020
    Reason for change:
    We have changed the publication time of this release from 9.30am to 7.00am. This is in response to the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK and is to ensure fair and equal access to our market sensitive statistics. More information on this change and the releases it affects is available in our Changes to publication times of market-sensitive statistics statement.