Exports of goods and services from the UK decreased 4.3 percent month-over-month to GBP 53.47 billion in April of 2019, dragged down by lower sales of goods (-8.4 percent) while those of services rose (0.9 percent). Within goods commodities, the largest declines were registered in shipments of machinery & transport equipment (-13.1 percent); miscellaneous manufactures (-10.7 percent); chemicals (-8.3 percent); crude materials (-10 percent) and food & live animals (-13 percent). Among major trading partners, exports of goods to the EU slumped 15.2 percent, namely to Germany (-3.9 percent), France (-17 percent), Ireland (-9.7 percent), the Netherlands (-13.1 percent) and Italy (-5.9 percent). Also, sales to non-EU countries dropped 1.5 percent, of which Hong Kong (-38.5 percent), Japan (-6.1 percent), the UAE (-39.6 percent) and Australia (-10.4 percent), but they rose to China (3.2 percent), India (8 percent), the US (4.7 percent). Exports in the United Kingdom averaged 24468.22 GBP Million from 1955 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 55858 GBP Million in March of 2019 and a record low of 962 GBP Million in June of 1955.

Exports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 54900.00 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 55900.00 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 -2740.00 -6151.00 2946.00 -6659.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -23707.00 -22988.00 2654.00 -32163.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.90 -3.30 2.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Imports 56212.00 62009.00 62009.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 53472.00 55858.00 55858.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
External Debt 6621492.00 6301189.00 6621492.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Capital Flows 34972.00 33427.00 42878.00 -15043.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 15947.00 8525.00 82539.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.30 310.30 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 1129.00 1115.18 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.61 5.10 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 1150.00 1460.00 3014.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2200.00 2640.00 4043.00 540.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 741.00 1235.00 5966.00 741.00 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
53472.00 55858.00 55858.00 962.00 1955 - 2019 GBP Million Monthly




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