United Kingdom Exports  1955-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Exports of goods and services from the UK rose 2.8 percent to GBP 51.85 billion in May 2018 from GBP 50.41 billion in the previous month, due to higher sales of goods (4.1 percent), in particular fuels (8 percent), machinery & transport equipment (6.5 percent), miscellaneous manufactures (3.5 percent) and chemicals (2.3 percent). Also, exports of services advanced 1.4 percent. Among major trading partners, exports of goods to the EU went up 0.6 percent, as sales increased mainly to Germany (2.8 percent), France (7 percent), Ireland (5.3 percent) and Italy (0.3 percent); while there was a decline in exports to the Netherlands (-9.6 percent), Belgium (-3.1 percent) and Spain (-0.4 percent). Also, sales to non-EU countries jumped 7.7 percent, namely to the US (11.3 percent), China (38.6 percent), Canada (16.9 percent) and Switzerland (30.7 percent). Exports were lower for Hong Kong (-14 percent), South Korea (-13.8 percent) and Japan (-2.4 percent). Exports in the United Kingdom averaged 23725.94 GBP Million from 1955 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 52952 GBP Million in January of 2018 and a record low of 962 GBP Million in June of 1955.

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United Kingdom Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -2790.00 -3087.00 2946.00 -5749.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 51846.00 50411.00 52952.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 54636.00 53498.00 54636.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -17720.00 -19537.00 2654.00 -32163.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.10 -5.80 2.60 -5.80 percent [+]
External Debt 6412914.00 6385526.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.80 101.60 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 3074.00 24382.00 42878.00 -15043.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -3896.00 8667.00 82539.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.30 310.30 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 955.00 955.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.10 5.08 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 1560.00 1790.00 2938.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2590.00 3050.00 4020.00 540.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1214.00 1365.00 6069.00 744.00 USD Million [+]

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United Kingdom Exports

UK's trade is measured through both imports and exports of goods and services. In 2017, exports of goods accounted for 55 percent of total exports, mainly: mechanical machinery (14 percent of total exports); cars (10 percent); electrical machinery (8 percent); medicinal and pharmaceutical products (8 percent); crude oil (6 percent); aircraft (5 percent); other miscellaneous manufactures (5 percent); scientific and photographic (4 percent); and refined oil (3 percent). Main goods export partners were: the United States (14 percent of total exports); Germany (11 percent); France (8 percent); the Netherlands and Ireland (6 percent each); China (5 percent); Belgium & Luxembourg (4 percent); and Italy and Spain (3 percent each). Services accounted for 45 percent of total exports, mainly professional, scientific and technical activities; followed by the information and communication services. This page provides - United Kingdom Exports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51846.00 50411.00 52952.00 962.00 1955 - 2018 GBP Million Monthly




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