Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-04-05
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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United Kingdom | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES United Kingdom World Exports Value (US$) 359 615 540 058.00 422 014 118 473.00 517 288 693 419.00 481 225 753 723.00 548 041 853 304.00 511 145 442 935.00 466 295 682 754.00 411 463 355 625.00 441 847 324 214.00 490 840 363 553.00 468 322 416 147.00 399 621 519 258.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -25.394 17.351 22.576 -6.971 13.884 -6.732 -8.774 -11.759 7.384 11.088 -4.587 -14.669
Imports Value (US$) 552 042 034 589.00 627 617 523 093.00 717 606 233 152.00 689 137 011 265.00 657 222 527 853.00 694 344 323 261.00 630 251 057 548.00 636 367 936 193.00 640 907 688 603.00 671 694 257 766.00 692 494 170 352.00 631 221 475 128.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -21.734 13.69 14.338 -3.967 -4.631 5.648 -9.23 0.97 0.713 4.803 3.096 -8.848

The value of merchandise exports from United Kingdom totalled $ 399 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from United Kingdom decreased by 14.6% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 68 billion (the value of merchandise exports from United Kingdom amounted to $468 billion in 2019)

United Kingdom's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from United Kingdom in 2020:

  • USA with a share of 14.4% (57 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 10.3% (41 billion US$)
  • Ireland with a share of 6.83% (27 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 6.2% (24 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 5.88% (23 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 4.98% (19.9 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 4.67% (18.6 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 3.37% (13.4 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.76% (11 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 2.73% (10.9 billion US$)

Exports structure from United Kingdom in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 15% (60 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 11.1% (44 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 9.08% (36 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.63% (26 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 6.19% (24 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 6.06% (24 billion US$): 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
  • 4.51% (18 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.3% (13.2 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 3.25% (12.9 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 3.18% (12.7 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals

What did United Kingdom export in 2020?

United Kingdom's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 6.64% ($26 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.
  • 5.36% ($21 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 5.08% ($20 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 4.59% ($18.3 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.
  • 4.02% ($16 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 2.9% ($11.6 billion): 7110 - Platinum, unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 2.64% ($10.5 billion): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.
  • 1.83% ($7.35 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.
  • 1.56% ($6.23 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 merchandise imports to United Kingdom totalled $ 631 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to United Kingdom decreased by 8.84% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 61 billion (the value of merchandise imports to United Kingdom was equal to $692 billion in 2019)

United Kingdom's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of United Kingdom in 2020:

  • China with a share of 11.9% (75 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 11.6% (73 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 9.22% (58 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 7.21% (45 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 4.64% (29 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 4.5% (28 billion US$)
  • Russia with a share of 3.87% (24 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.64% (23 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.89% (18.2 billion US$)
  • Ireland with a share of 2.7% (17 billion US$)

Imports structure to United Kingdom in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 17.3% (109 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 11.3% (71 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 9.16% (57 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 8.55% (54 billion US$): 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
  • 5.38% (33 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 4.07% (25 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3% (18.9 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.9% (18.3 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.86% (11.7 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 1.74% (10.9 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

What did United Kingdom import in 2020?

United Kingdom's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 13.9% ($88 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 5.49% ($34 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.
  • 2.99% ($18.9 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.
  • 2.85% ($17.9 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.
  • 2.47% ($15.6 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 2.34% ($14.7 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.
  • 2.19% ($13.8 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 1.8% ($11.4 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.56% ($9.85 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.

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United Kingdom | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020