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).

Exports in the United Kingdom averaged 25404.10 GBP Million from 1955 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 64345 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. source: Office for National Statistics

Exports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 59900.00 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 62750.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Exports is projected to trend around 58700.00 GBP Million in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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United Kingdom Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
64345.00 58378.00 64345.00 962.00 1955 - 2019 GBP Million Monthly


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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
UK Exports Rise 1.1% MoM in September
Exports of goods and services from the UK increased 1.1 percent from a month earlier to GBP 55.59 billion in September 2019, after a revised 0.3 percent drop in August. Exports of goods advanced 1.2 percent, boosted by shipments of machinery & transport equipment (2.1 percent); chemicals (5.7 percent); fuels (11.2 percent); food (6.7 percent) and beverages & tobacco (4.3 percent). In contrast, overseas sales decreased for material manufactures (-4.7 percent) and miscellaneous manufactures (-4.2 percent). Also, exports of services grew 1.0 percent. Among major trading partners, goods exports to the EU increased 2.2 percent, mostly to Germany (2.0 percent); Ireland (6.2 percent) and Belgium (8.3 percent). Meanwhile, shipments to non-EU countries grew only 0.8 percent, as higher sales to the US (1.3 percent), the UAE (24.5 percent) and Canada (17.7 percent) were partly offset by decreases in the ones to China (-2.6 percent), Hong Kong (-13.2 percent) and Switzerland (-10 percent).
2019-11-11

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 14446.00 13439.00 GBP Million Dec/19
United Kingdom Exports by Category Last Previous
Non-eu 17819.99 16748.27 GBP Million Dec/19
Oil 2942.00 2972.00 GBP Million Dec/19
Crude Oil 1770.00 1883.00 GBP Million Dec/19
Pharmaceutical Products 1432.75 1653.72 GBP Million Dec/19
Oil Excluding Crude Oil 1172.00 1089.00 GBP Million Dec/19
Organic Chemicals 1128.37 741.19 GBP Million Dec/19
Aircraft, Spacecraft & Related Parts 1076.88 1216.45 GBP Million Dec/19
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 901.59 1019.34 GBP Million Dec/19
Intra EU - Organic Chemicals 688.29 322.21 GBP Million Dec/19
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 608.32 637.59 GBP Million Dec/19
Plastics & Plastic Products 595.18 695.59 GBP Million Dec/19
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 531.15 634.38 GBP Million Dec/19
Extra EU - Organic Chemicals 440.07 418.98 GBP Million Dec/19
Extra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 413.54 383.80 GBP Million Dec/19
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 365.26 417.23 GBP Million Dec/19
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 352.31 457.62 GBP Million Dec/19
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 342.30 384.89 GBP Million Dec/19
Articles of Iron & Steel 335.98 366.43 GBP Million Dec/19
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 242.87 237.97 GBP Million Dec/19
Intra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 194.78 253.79 GBP Million Dec/19

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