United Kingdom Exports  1955-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Exports from the United Kingdom increased 0.8 percent month-over-month to GBP 49,404 million in January of 2017. It is the fourth consecutive monthly increase and the highest value on record, boosted by sales of machinery and transport equipment, mainly electrical machinery and cars and chemicals. Shipments rose the most to France (8 percent), the Netherlands (7.1 percent), the US (7 percent), China (5.1 percent) and Germany (4.9 percent). By contrast, sales fell to Spain (-20.3 percent), Switzerland (-10.3 percent) and Canada (-8.8 percent). Considering the three months to January, sales went up 6.3 percent from the previous period and 11.9 percent from the previous year, suggesting a weaker pound is providing a boost to exports. Exports in the United Kingdom averaged 22643.07 GBP Million from 1955 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 49404 GBP Million in January of 2017 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 -1966.00 -2026.00 2946.00 -6058.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 49404.00 49022.00 49404.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 51370.00 51048.00 51370.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -25494.00 -22079.00 2657.00 -26298.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.20 -5.10 2.60 -5.20 percent [+]
External Debt 6176450.00 5955263.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.60 101.10 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 22430.00 22018.00 35319.00 -10498.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 25292.00 28994.00 82539.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.29 310.29 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 978.00 1014.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.08 5.61 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 1500.00 1760.00 2669.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2850.00 2860.00 3800.00 540.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1214.00 1644.00 6069.00 744.00 USD Million [+]


United Kingdom Exports by Country Last
European Union 13264.00 GBP Million Jan/17
United Kingdom Exports by Category Last
Non-eu 15544.58 GBP Million Jan/17
Pearls, Precious Stones & Metals & Coi 4126.20 GBP Million Jan/17
Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Mach. & Rel 3847.71 GBP Million Jan/17
Extra EU - Pearls, Precious Stones & M 3847.62 GBP Million Jan/17
Vehicles Not Railway, Tram, Parts & Ac 3206.93 GBP Million Jan/17
Extra EU - Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, 2362.41 GBP Million Jan/17
Oil 2278.00 GBP Million Jan/17
Mineral Fuels & Oils & Distillation Pr 2146.45 GBP Million Jan/17
Pharmaceutical Products 2017.35 GBP Million Jan/17
Electrical Machinery & Equipment & Rel 1731.81 GBP Million Jan/17
Extra EU - Vehicles Not Railway & Tram 1705.35 GBP Million Jan/17
Intra EU - Vehicles Not Railway, Tram 1501.58 GBP Million Jan/17
Intra EU - Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, 1485.30 GBP Million Jan/17
Crude Oil 1328.00 GBP Million Jan/17
Aircraft, Spacecraft & Related Parts 1326.50 GBP Million Jan/17
Intra EU - Mineral Fuels & Oils & Dist 1218.58 GBP Million Jan/17
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 1054.20 GBP Million Jan/17
Optical, Photo & Cinema Graphics & Rel 999.77 GBP Million Jan/17
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 963.15 GBP Million Jan/17
Oil Excluding Crude Oil 950.00 GBP Million Jan/17

United Kingdom Exports Notes

UK's trade is measured through both imports and exports of goods and services. In 2016, exports of goods accounted for 56 percent of total exports, mainly mechanical machinery (14 percent), cars (10 percent), electrical machinery (8 percent), medicinal and pharmaceutical products (8 percent), aircraft (5 percent) and other miscellaneous manufactures (5 percent). Main goods export partners were: the United States (16 percent), Germany (11 percent), France, the Netherlands and Ireland (6 percent each) and China (5 percent). Services accounted for 44 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49404.00 49022.00 49404.00 962.00 1955 - 2017 GBP Million Monthly