Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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United Kingdom | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESUnited KingdomWorldExportsValue (US$)422,014,118,473.00517,288,693,419.00481,225,753,723.00548,041,853,304.00511,145,442,935.00466,295,682,754.00411,463,355,625.00441,847,324,214.00490,840,363,553.00468,322,416,147.00395,692,086,586.13470,547,786,029.46
Value Growth, YoY (%)17.3522.57-6.9713.88-6.73-8.77-11.757.3811.08-4.58-15.5018.91
ImportsValue (US$)627,617,523,093.00717,606,233,152.00689,137,011,265.00657,222,527,853.00694,344,323,261.00630,251,057,548.00636,367,936,193.00640,907,688,603.00671,694,257,766.00692,494,170,352.00634,174,870,301.66688,236,538,506.73
Value Growth, YoY (%)13.6914.33-3.96-4.635.64-9.230.970.714.803.09-8.428.52

The value of merchandise exports from United Kingdom totalled $ 470 billion in 2021. Merchandise exports from United Kingdom increased by 18.9% compared to 2020. Goods exports grew up by $ 74 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise exports from United Kingdom amounted to $395 billion in 2020)

United Kingdom's exports 2021 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from United Kingdom in 2021:

  • USA with a share of 12.7% (59 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 8.7% (40 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 8.42% (39 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 7.86% (37 billion US$)
  • Ireland with a share of 6.19% (29 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 5.6% (26 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 4.43% (20 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 4.24% (19.9 billion US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 3.37% (15.8 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 2.58% (12.1 billion US$)

Exports structure from United Kingdom in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 14.6% (68 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 13.9% (65 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 8.6% (40 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 8.02% (37 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 5.67% (26 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.53% (26 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 5.15% (24 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 4.37% (20 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.88% (13.5 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 2.74% (12.8 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did United Kingdom export in 2021?

United Kingdom's Top Exports in 2021:

  • 8.8% ($41 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 6.41% ($30 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
  • 4.93% ($23 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines
  • 4.19% ($19.7 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 4.04% ($19 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
  • 2.89% ($13.6 billion): 7110 - Platinum, unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 2.21% ($10.4 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
  • 2.14% ($10.1 billion): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02
  • 1.63% ($7.67 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 $ 688 billion in 2021. Merchandise imports to United Kingdom increased by 8.52% compared to 2020. Goods imports grew up by $ 54 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise imports to United Kingdom was equal to $634 billion in 2020)

United Kingdom's imports 2021 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of United Kingdom in 2021:

  • China with a share of 13.2% (91 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 10.9% (75 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 8.67% (59 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 6.04% (41 billion US$)
  • Norway with a share of 5.22% (35 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 4.51% (31 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 4.45% (30 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.76% (25 billion US$)
  • Russia with a share of 3.61% (24 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.97% (20 billion US$)

Imports structure to United Kingdom in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 11.9% (82 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 11.5% (79 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 10.2% (70 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.06% (62 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 8.97% (61 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.91% (26 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.05% (21 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.69% (18.5 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.05% (14.1 billion US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, n.e.s.; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 1.9% (13.1 billion US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products

What did United Kingdom import in 2021?

United Kingdom's Top Imports in 2021:

  • 7.8% ($53 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 4.95% ($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
  • 3.89% ($26 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
  • 3.47% ($23 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 2.55% ($17.5 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
  • 2.36% ($16.2 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
  • 2.19% ($15.1 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines
  • 2.18% ($15 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
  • 1.95% ($13.4 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

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United Kingdom | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021