UK Economic Snapshot
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech during an election campaign event in Bristol, in April.Reuters

After a deep and prolonged recession, the UK economy has shown strong growth, outdoing many other major economies, according to Euromonitor International analyst Sarah Boumphrey.

"However, much of this growth stems from a relatively fast-growing population. In per capita terms, growth has been less impressive.

"Added to which, government revenues have been disappointing, which has made reducing the deficit a more difficult task in a climate of austerity.

"[And] economic growth in the UK is forecast to decelerate from next year and the work of rebalancing the UK economy and placing it on a sustainable footing is far from over," Boumphrey adds.

The datagraphic explores the economic situation that the UK is in following the last five years of coalition Parliament:

UK Economic Snapshot
UK economic snapshot.Sarah Boumphrey / Euromonitor International