Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2024-01-28
Reporting period: 2002 - 2022
Timeseries: 194 million
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United Kingdom | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2011 - 2022

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESUnited KingdomWorldExportsValue (US$)517,288,693,419.00481,225,753,723.00548,041,853,304.00511,145,442,935.00466,295,682,754.00411,463,355,625.00441,847,324,214.29490,840,363,553.57468,322,416,147.58395,692,086,586.13470,547,786,029.46532,343,432,982.47
Value Growth, YoY (%)22.57-6.9713.88-6.73-8.77-11.757.3811.08-4.58-15.5018.9113.13
ImportsValue (US$)717,606,233,152.00689,137,011,265.00657,222,527,853.00694,344,323,261.00630,251,057,548.00636,367,936,193.00640,907,688,603.23671,694,257,766.44692,494,170,352.68634,174,870,301.66688,236,538,506.73821,631,452,550.54
Value Growth, YoY (%)14.33-3.96-4.635.64-9.230.970.714.803.09-8.428.5219.38

The value of merchandise exports from United Kingdom totalled $ 532 billion in 2022. Merchandise exports from United Kingdom increased by 13.1% compared to 2021. Goods exports grew up by $ 61 billion in 2022 (the value of merchandise exports from United Kingdom amounted to $470 billion in 2021)

United Kingdom's exports 2022 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from United Kingdom in 2022:

  • USA with a share of 12.1% (64 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 7.77% (41 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 6.67% (35 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 6.59% (35 billion US$)
  • Ireland with a share of 5.97% (31 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 5.76% (30 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 4.09% (21 billion US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 2.61% (13.9 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 2.32% (12.3 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.25% (12 billion US$)

Exports structure from United Kingdom in 2022 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 14.1% (75 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 11.5% (61 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.69% (40 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.23% (27 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 5.15% (27 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.78% (20 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.46% (13.1 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.44% (13 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 1.48% (7.92 billion US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 1.19% (6.36 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel

What did United Kingdom export in 2022?

United Kingdom's Top Exports in 2022:

  • 13.6% ($72 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 5.51% ($29 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
  • 5.38% ($28 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines
  • 4.71% ($25 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 3.89% ($20 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
  • 1.86% ($9.9 billion): 8807 - Aircraft; parts of goods of heading 8801, 8802 or 8806
  • 1.77% ($9.43 billion): 7110 - Platinum, unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 1.75% ($9.32 billion): 2208 - Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages
  • 1.52% ($8.12 billion): 7106 - Silver (including silver plated with gold or platinum), unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 1.1% ($5.89 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions, immunological products, modified or obtained by biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) etc

The value of merchandise imports to United Kingdom totalled $ 821 billion in 2022. Merchandise imports to United Kingdom increased by 19.3% compared to 2021. Goods imports grew up by $ 133 billion in 2022 (the value of merchandise imports to United Kingdom was equal to $688 billion in 2021)

United Kingdom's imports 2022 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of United Kingdom in 2022:

  • China with a share of 13.4% (110 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 11.9% (97 billion US$)
  • Norway with a share of 6.54% (53 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 4.23% (34 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.69% (30 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 2.5% (20 billion US$)
  • Ireland with a share of 2.28% (18.7 billion US$)
  • Poland with a share of 2.14% (17.6 billion US$)
  • Canada with a share of 2.07% (17 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 1.92% (15.8 billion US$)

Imports structure to United Kingdom in 2022 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 16.7% (137 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 11.2% (92 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.95% (73 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 8.75% (71 billion US$): 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
  • 7.35% (60 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 4% (32 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.75% (22 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.64% (21 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.76% (14.4 billion US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, n.e.s.; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 1.64% (13.5 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

What did United Kingdom import in 2022?

United Kingdom's Top Imports in 2022:

  • 5.38% ($44 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
  • 5.09% ($41 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 3.64% ($29 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 2.66% ($21 billion): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones
  • 2.65% ($21 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines
  • 2.42% ($19.9 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
  • 2.11% ($17.3 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
  • 1.25% ($10.3 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions, immunological products, modified or obtained by biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) etc
  • 0.685% ($5.63 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments

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United Kingdom | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2011 - 2022