From the TUC

Growth: Where is Britain in the Global Race?

11 Feb 2013, by Guest in Economics

Infographic showing the UK's growth performance since 2010 as being the second worse of any major economy

The most straight forward way to measure our progress in the global race is to look at growth. The info-graphic above  compares our performance to those of the other major economies in the G7 group since the Budget of June 2010.

As can be seen when compared to our international peers our growth performance is nothing to get excited about. If there is a global race we seem to be losing it.

View a larger version of the infographic here or click on the image.

Global Race article series graphicGlobal Race: Part of the Global Race series; looking at Britain’s economic growth in comparison to other major economies.

4 Responses to Growth: Where is Britain in the Global Race?

  1. John
    Feb 12th 2013, 1:49 am

    I wish I could say an interesting graph, but it really does illustrate for all intense & purposes that we are at the bottom of the league!! Now if this was a football club the manager would have been sacked by now.

    I wonder how this graph would look if it was possible to plot Sustainable Growth for the uk? The same, better or even worse!

  2. Bryn Davies
    Feb 12th 2013, 8:45 am

    Sorry but I find the graph confusing. Which part of the pole-vaulters denotes the value? The point being that for pole-vaulters it’s the lowest part of the body that counts.

  3. martin
    Feb 14th 2013, 10:52 am

    Bryn-I think it’s the top of the poles. But it’s more a visual thing i think, showing us compared to others as opposed to seeing the exact figures.

    Stockholm doesn’t seem to be having problems-imagine that much being spent on the tube!
    <a href="http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/23-europe/14825-eib-supports-development-of-stockholm-metro-with-sek-3-5-billion-loan&quot;