Exports of goods and services from the UK rose 1.2 percent to an all-time high of GBP 54.95 billion in September of 2018 from GBP 54.29 billion in the previous month. The increase was boosted by a 1.7 percent gain in exports of goods and a 0.6 percent rise in services. Among purchases of goods, higher shipments were recorded in machinery & transport equipment (6.3%), material manufactures (5.4%) and crude materials (2.5%). In contrast, external sales fell mostly for chemicals (-0.6%), fuels (-9.8%) and food & live animals (-0.5%). Among major trading partners, exports of goods to non-EU countries advanced 5.0 percent, primarily to the US (1.7%), Canada (33.4%), the UAE (13.5%) while fell mostly to China (-13.6%) and Hong Kong (-6.1%). Meantime, shipments to the EU countries fell 1.7 percent, as sales decreased mainly to France (-23.5%) and Belgium (-4.9%) but they rose to Germany (1.2%) and Netherlands (2.2%). Exports in the United Kingdom averaged 23996.86 GBP Million from 1955 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 54953 GBP Million in September of 2018 and a record low of 962 GBP Million in June of 1955.

Exports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 55100.00 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 56200.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Exports is projected to trend around 57700.00 GBP Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -27.00 -2101.00 2946.00 -5749.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 54953.00 54287.00 54953.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 54980.00 56388.00 56388.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -20317.00 -15692.00 2654.00 -32163.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.10 -5.80 2.60 -5.80 percent [+]
External Debt 6382913.00 6412914.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Capital Flows 13843.00 3074.00 42878.00 -15043.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 22199.00 -3896.00 82539.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.30 310.30 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 915.00 854.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.10 5.08 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 2008.00 2013.00 3014.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3234.00 3469.00 4043.00 540.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
54953.00 54287.00 54953.00 962.00 1955 - 2018 GBP Million Monthly




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