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Release: United Kingdom Balance of Payments - The Pink Book, 2012

Released: 31 July 2012 Next edition: 31 July 2013


Marilyn Thomas

Balance of Payments

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455708

Categories: Economy, National Accounts, Balance of Payments

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK


A production error has been discovered in Tables 2.4 and 10.2 of The Pink Book 2012, originally published on 31 July 2012. The error in Table 2.4 affects 2002 annual data for other adjustments (EPBB). The error in Table 10.2 affects annual data for the years 2004 to 2006 for unallocated assets (G972). The Pink Book, time series data, Excel table and PDF have been affected and have now been updated.

ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Summary of balance of payments accounts, which contain detailed statistics for the current account including; trade in goods and services, income, current and capital transfers, transactions in UK external assets and liabilities, and levels of identified 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.

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

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