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List of recessions in the United Kingdom

List of recessions in the United Kingdom

This is a list of recessions (and depressions) that have affected the economy of the United Kingdom and its predecessor states. In the United Kingdom and all other EU member states, a recession is generally defined as two successive quarters of negative economic growth, as measured by the seasonally adjusted quarter-on-quarter figures for real GDP.

See also

  • List of recessions in the United States
  • List of stock market crashes and bear markets
  • Office for National Statistics


External links

  • Office for National Statistics website
  • ONS quarterly GDP growth
  • UK National Income, Expenditure and Output
  • Latest Bank of England inflation report (PDF sections)
  • Bank of England February 2009 Quarterly inflation report - Much data, including (on p20) previous 3 UK recessions.
  • "What is the difference between a recession and a depression?" Saul Eslake November 2008
  • UK economy tracker BBC News - comparison of UK recessions - updated quarterly

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