Exports from the UK rose 2.5 percent from the previous month to a four-month high of GBP 49.36 billion in April of 2021, following a 5.8 percent surge in the prior month. Goods shipments advanced 3 percent and services sales went up 1.9 percent. Within goods, sales rose primarily for material manufactures (8.4 percent), specifically iron and steel; chemicals (2.6 percent) and food & live animals (2.1 percent). Conversely, declines were seen in shipments of machinery & transport equipment (-1.8 percent), miscellaneous manufactures (-2.7 percent) and fuels (-16.6 percent). Meanwhile, sales of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium grew 588.5 percent. Goods sales were up to both EU countries (2.3 percent) and non-EU countries (3.7 percent). source: Office for National Statistics

Exports in the United Kingdom averaged 26099.18 GBP Million from 1955 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 62472 GBP Million in December of 2019 and a record low of 962 GBP Million in June of 1955. This page provides - United Kingdom Exports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Exports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Exports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 49440.00 GBP Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in the United Kingdom to stand at 53200.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Exports is projected to trend around 54700.00 GBP Million in 2022 and 55600.00 GBP Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49362.00 48147.00 62472.00 962.00 1955 - 2021 GBP Million Monthly


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UK Exports Grow 2.5% MoM in April
Exports from the UK rose 2.5 percent from the previous month to a four-month high of GBP 49.36 billion in April of 2021, following a 5.8 percent surge in the prior month. Goods shipments advanced 3 percent and services sales went up 1.9 percent. Within goods, sales rose primarily for material manufactures (8.4 percent), specifically iron and steel; chemicals (2.6 percent) and food & live animals (2.1 percent). Conversely, declines were seen in shipments of machinery & transport equipment (-1.8 percent), miscellaneous manufactures (-2.7 percent) and fuels (-16.6 percent). Meanwhile, sales of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium grew 588.5 percent. Goods sales were up to both EU countries (2.3 percent) and non-EU countries (3.7 percent).
2021-06-11
UK Exports Grow 5.8% MoM in March
Exports from the UK rose 5.8 percent from the previous month to GBP 48.15 billion in March of 2021, following a downwardly revised 4.5 percent increase in the prior month. Goods shipments advanced 9.3 percent and services sales went up 1.6 percent. Within goods, sales rose primarily for machinery & transport equipment (12.9 percent); chemicals (11.2 percent) and material manufactures (9.8 percent). Also, sales of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium grew 20.4 percent. Goods sales were up to both EU countries (8.6 percent) and non-EU countries (9.9 percent).
2021-05-12
UK Exports Grow 5.4% MoM in February
Exports from the UK rose 5.4 percent from the previous month to GBP 46.2 billion in February of 2021, following a downwardly revised 11.2 percent slump in the prior month. Goods shipments increased 9.9 percent and services sales were up 0.8 percent. Within goods, sales grew primarily for machinery & transport equipment (12.3 percent), of which cars; chemicals (13.4 percent), namely medicinal and pharmaceutical products; material manufactures (13.4 percent) and food & live animals (41.9 percent). Conversely, sales of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium plunged 45.2 percent. Sales of goods jumped 46.6 percent from the EU while goods exports from countries outside the EU slipped 10.5 percent.
2021-04-13
UK Exports Fall to 9-Year Low
Exports from the UK slipped 18.2 percent from the previous month to a near nine-year low of GBP 41.4 billion in January of 2021, following the end of EU exit transition period and the reintroduction of another lockdown. Goods shipments tumbled 18.3 percent and services sales went down 0.9 percent. Within goods, shipments fell mostly for machinery & transport (-15.3 percent), chemicals (-25.2 percent), material manufactures (-15.8 percent), miscellaneous manufactures (-15.9 percent) and fuels (-32.4 percent). Conversely, sales of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium jumped 390 percent. Sales of goods crashed 40.5 percent from the EU while goods exports from countries outside the EU rose 3.6 percent.
2021-03-12

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.
United Kingdom Exports by Country Last Previous
European Union 13860.00 13964.00 GBP Million Feb/20
United Kingdom Exports by Category Last Previous
Non-eu 14941.88 20353.39 GBP Million Apr/21
Pharmaceutical Products 1447.03 1750.49 GBP Million Apr/21
Oil 1444.00 1715.00 GBP Million Apr/21
Aircraft, Spacecraft & Related Parts 1096.24 1050.87 GBP Million Apr/21
Organic Chemicals 959.22 1024.56 GBP Million Apr/21
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 840.55 966.56 GBP Million Apr/21
Oil Excluding Crude Oil 761.00 708.00 GBP Million Apr/21
Plastics & Plastic Products 755.42 878.01 GBP Million Apr/21
Crude Oil 683.00 1007.00 GBP Million Apr/21
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 606.48 783.93 GBP Million Apr/21
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 543.95 580.24 GBP Million Apr/21
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 541.04 602.49 GBP Million Apr/21
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 513.10 592.82 GBP Million Apr/21
Extra EU - Organic Chemicals 509.09 560.97 GBP Million Apr/21
Intra EU - Organic Chemicals 450.13 463.60 GBP Million Apr/21
Articles of Iron & Steel 399.29 527.16 GBP Million Apr/21
Extra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 351.93 368.90 GBP Million Apr/21
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 343.63 381.83 GBP Million Apr/21
Intra EU - Iron & Steel 269.97 274.09 GBP Million Apr/21
Inorganic Chemicals 242.49 191.58 GBP Million Apr/21

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