The UK economy [April 1978]

David N. F. Bell, Michael W. Danson, M. E. Glassford, Frank X. Kirwan, James W. McGilvray, A. J. Morton, Alison A. Wingfield, Fraser of Allander Institute, David N. F. Bell (Editor)

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    Preliminary estimates suggest that United Kingdom real GDP barely rose above its 1976 level last year, and may indeed have fallen. This aggregate indicator reflects the poor performance of i t s components, a stagnant index of industrial production, a large shortfall in government capital expenditure and a depressed level of personal consumption. Nonetheless, the prospects for 1978 look somewhat more encouraging, and real GDP may grow by the order of 2½% to 3% on a calendar year basis. There are possibilities, however, that this more rapid pace of expansion may not be sustained much into 1979, as the current account of the balance of payments, and the rate of price inflation re-emerge as constraining factors.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages3-4
    Number of pages2
    JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
    Volume3
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1978

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    Keywords

    • UK economic trends
    • British economic growth
    • GDP growth
    • economic recovery

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    Bell, D. N. F., Danson, M. W., Glassford, M. E., Kirwan, F. X., McGilvray, J. W., Morton, A. J., ... Bell, D. N. F. (Ed.) (1978). The UK economy [April 1978]. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 3(4), 3-4.
    Bell, David N. F. ; Danson, Michael W. ; Glassford, M. E. ; Kirwan, Frank X. ; McGilvray, James W. ; Morton, A. J. ; Wingfield, Alison A. ; Fraser of Allander Institute ; Bell, David N. F. (Editor). / The UK economy [April 1978]. In: Quarterly Economic Commentary. 1978 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 3-4.
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    The UK economy [April 1978]. / Bell, David N. F.; Danson, Michael W.; Glassford, M. E.; Kirwan, Frank X.; McGilvray, James W.; Morton, A. J.; Wingfield, Alison A.; Fraser of Allander Institute; Bell, David N. F. (Editor).

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