Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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United Kingdom | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2016 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES United Kingdom World Exports Value (US$) 411 463 355 625.00 442 065 707 223.00 487 069 299 330.00
Imports Value (US$) 636 367 936 193.00 641 332 435 861.00 669 640 211 359.00

The value of total exports from United Kingdom totalled $ 487 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from United Kingdom increased by 10.1% compared to 2017. goods exports grew up by $ 45 billion in 2018 (merchandise exports from United Kingdom amounted to $442 billion in 2017)

United Kingdom's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from United Kingdom in 2018:

  • USA with a share of 13.4% (65 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 9.59% (46 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 6.8% (33 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 6.54% (31 billion US$)
  • Ireland with a share of 5.78% (28 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 5.68% (27 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 5.25% (25 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 3.89% (18.9 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 2.86% (13.9 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.86% (13.9 billion US$)

Exports structure from United Kingdom in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 14.8% (72 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 11.2% (54 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 9.73% (47 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 8.98% (43 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 6.13% (29 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 5.79% (28 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.38% (21 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 4% (19.5 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.9% (19 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 2.56% (12.4 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did United Kingdom export in 2018?

TOP-10 Exports commodities from United Kingdom in 2018:

  • 8.62% ($41 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 6.52% ($31 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 5.11% ($24 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 5.1% ($24 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 3.87% ($18.8 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 3.42% ($16.6 billion): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.
  • 2.8% ($13.6 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 1.8% ($8.77 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.
  • 1.63% ($7.95 billion): 2208 - Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.

The value of total imports to United Kingdom totalled $ 669 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to United Kingdom increased by 4.41% compared to 2017. goods imports grew up by $ 28 billion in 2018 (value of merchandise imports to United Kingdom was equal to $641 billion in 2017)

United Kingdom's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of United Kingdom in 2018:

  • Germany with a share of 13.6% (91 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 9.46% (63 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 9.44% (63 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 8.24% (55 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 5.62% (37 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 5.17% (34 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.96% (26 billion US$)
  • Norway with a share of 3.76% (25 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 3.14% (21 billion US$)
  • Ireland with a share of 2.8% (18.7 billion US$)

Imports structure to United Kingdom in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 13% (87 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 11.1% (74 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 9.98% (66 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.23% (61 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.99% (40 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 4.48% (30 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.93% (19.6 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.8% (18.7 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.08% (13.9 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 1.94% (13 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

What did United Kingdom import in 2018?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to United Kingdom in 2018:

  • 6.56% ($43 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 3.88% ($26 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 3.81% ($25 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 3.3% ($22 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.04% ($20 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 3.02% ($20 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 2.56% ($17.1 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 2.56% ($17.1 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 2.48% ($16.6 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.15% ($14.4 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.

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United Kingdom | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2016 - 2018