Exports from the United Kingdom slid 12.9 percent from a month earlier to GBP 48.39 billion in March of 2020, the lowest since September of 2016, due to a 20.2 percent plunge in service exports and a 5.8 percent decline in goods shipments. Within goods, sales were down for machinery & transport equipment (-7.3 percent), fuels (-35 percent) and miscellaneous manufactures (-11.9 percent). Goods shipments declined to both EU countries (-11.7 percent) and non-EU countries (-0.5 percent).

Exports in the United Kingdom averaged 25606.30 GBP Million from 1955 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 64294 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 May of 2020. source: Office for National Statistics

Exports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 54200.00 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 54750.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Exports is projected to trend around 54700.00 GBP Million in 2021 and 57700.00 GBP Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48391.00 55535.00 64294.00 962.00 1955 - 2020 GBP Million Monthly


News Stream
UK Exports Fall 5.8% to 9-Month Low in February
Exports from the United Kingdom tumbled 5.8 percent from a month earlier to GBP 56.06 billion in February 2020, the lowest level since last June, due to a 10.8 percent plunge in goods shipments and a 0.1 percent decline in service exports. Within goods, sales were down for food & live animals (-4.3 percent), fuels (-10.1 percent), chemicals (-9.2 percent), material manufactures (-4.1 percent), and machinery & transport equipment (-3.4 percent).
2020-04-09
UK Exports Hit Record High in December
Exports of goods and services from the UK surged 10.2 percent to an all-time high of GBP 64.35 billion in December 2019. Goods shipments surged 17.4 percent to a record on the back of sales of precious metals (40.6 percent) and organic chemicals (53 percent). Conversely, declines were recorded in sales of mechanical appliances, motor vehicles, mineral fuels, electronic equipment and pharmaceutical products. Exports to the EU jumped 10.6 percent led by sales to Germany (9.3 percent), the Netherlands (5.3 percent), France (13.0 percent), Ireland (13.9 percent), Belgium (16.2 percent), Spain (15.2 percent) and Italy (5.3 percent). Exports to non-EU countries surged 22 percent despite a 4.2 percent decline in sales to the US. Exports rose to China (62.6 percent), Switzerland (53.7 percent), the UAE (73.2 percent) and Turkey (60.1 percent).
2020-02-11
UK Exports Hit All-Time High in November
Exports of goods and services from the UK increased 1.1 percent from a month earlier to an all-time high of GBP 59.84 billion in November 2019. Goods shipments rose 2.2 percent, boosted by sales of unspecified goods including non-monetary gold (614.5 percent), and fuels (12.5 percent). By contrast, there were declines in exports of chemicals (-11.5 percent), material manufactures (-8.9 percent), machinery & transport equipment (-6.6 percent), and miscellaneous manufactures (-8.6 percent). Meanwhile, services exports fell 0.2 percent. Exports to countries outside the EU jumped 13.9 percent, supported by sales to China (66.2 percent), Switzerland (80.6 percent), Turkey (39.1 percent), and Singapore (4.6 percent). Still, exports were lower to the US (-12.0 percent), Hong Kong (-6.0 percent) and Japan (-7.7 percent). Exports to the EU dropped 10.9 percent, led by Germany (-8.1 percent), the Netherlands (-8.0 percent), France (-10.6 percent), and Ireland (-16.9 percent).
2020-01-13
UK Exports Hit Record High
Exports of goods and services from the UK increased 0.8% from a month earlier to an all-time high of GBP 58.94 billion in October 2019, following a 0.6% advance in September. Sales of goods rose 1.8% on the back of chemicals (1.9%), material manufactures (4.0%), machinery & transport equipment (1.4%), and miscellaneous manufactures (7.9%). Still, fuel exports slumped 11.7%. Exports of services, on the other hand, dropped 0.2%. Goods exports to the EU rose 5.7%, in particular to Germany (5.7%), France (4.5%), the Netherlands (8.2%), Ireland (10.2%), Belgium (13.9%), Spain (2.3%), Italy (5.9%), Sweden (11.5%) and Denmark (14.8%). Exports to non-EU countries went down 1.5%, mostly to China (-9.1%), Hong Kong (-10.4%), Switzerland (-11.5%), Canada (-10.1%), Singapore (-12.3%) and Norway (-10.0%). On the other hand, increases were seen in exports to the US (8.3%), the UAE (7.3%), Japan (8.9%), Australia (25.9%), Turkey (2.3%), India (21.0%), Saudi Arabia (41.5%) and South Korea (6.1%).
2019-12-10

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 15667.51 13702.25 GBP Million Mar/20
Pharmaceutical Products 1798.35 1547.09 GBP Million Mar/20
Oil 1624.00 2648.00 GBP Million Mar/20
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 944.99 790.07 GBP Million Mar/20
Organic Chemicals 892.82 705.66 GBP Million Mar/20
Plastics & Plastic Products 874.37 697.78 GBP Million Mar/20
Aircraft, Spacecraft & Related Parts 871.01 1260.65 GBP Million Mar/20
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 853.36 757.01 GBP Million Mar/20
Oil Excluding Crude Oil 826.00 992.00 GBP Million Mar/20
Crude Oil 798.00 1656.00 GBP Million Mar/20
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 613.08 476.29 GBP Million Mar/20
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 586.45 483.96 GBP Million Mar/20
Extra EU - Organic Chemicals 571.10 287.35 GBP Million Mar/20
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 541.39 436.96 GBP Million Mar/20
Articles of Iron & Steel 365.90 337.63 GBP Million Mar/20
Extra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 365.68 295.82 GBP Million Mar/20
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 359.70 341.92 GBP Million Mar/20
Intra EU - Organic Chemicals 321.72 418.30 GBP Million Mar/20
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 261.29 221.49 GBP Million Mar/20
Intra EU - Iron & Steel 233.82 201.06 GBP Million Mar/20

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