Exports from the UK rose 5.4 percent from the previous month to GBP 46.2 billion in February of 2021, following a downwardly revised 11.2 percent slump in the prior month. Goods shipments increased 9.9 percent and services sales were up 0.8 percent. Within goods, sales grew primarily for machinery & transport equipment (12.3 percent), of which cars; chemicals (13.4 percent), namely medicinal and pharmaceutical products; material manufactures (13.4 percent) and food & live animals (41.9 percent). Conversely, sales of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium plunged 45.2 percent. Sales of goods jumped 46.6 percent from the EU while goods exports from countries outside the EU slipped 10.5 percent. source: Office for National Statistics

Exports in the United Kingdom averaged 26010.09 GBP Million from 1955 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 62472 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 April of 2021.

Exports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 47440.00 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 53200.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Exports is projected to trend around 54700.00 GBP Million in 2022 and 55600.00 GBP Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
46179.00 43833.00 62472.00 962.00 1955 - 2021 GBP Million Monthly


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UK Exports Grow 5.4% MoM in February
Exports from the UK rose 5.4 percent from the previous month to GBP 46.2 billion in February of 2021, following a downwardly revised 11.2 percent slump in the prior month. Goods shipments increased 9.9 percent and services sales were up 0.8 percent. Within goods, sales grew primarily for machinery & transport equipment (12.3 percent), of which cars; chemicals (13.4 percent), namely medicinal and pharmaceutical products; material manufactures (13.4 percent) and food & live animals (41.9 percent). Conversely, sales of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium plunged 45.2 percent. Sales of goods jumped 46.6 percent from the EU while goods exports from countries outside the EU slipped 10.5 percent.
2021-04-13
UK Exports Fall to 9-Year Low
Exports from the UK slipped 18.2 percent from the previous month to a near nine-year low of GBP 41.4 billion in January of 2021, following the end of EU exit transition period and the reintroduction of another lockdown. Goods shipments tumbled 18.3 percent and services sales went down 0.9 percent. Within goods, shipments fell mostly for machinery & transport (-15.3 percent), chemicals (-25.2 percent), material manufactures (-15.8 percent), miscellaneous manufactures (-15.9 percent) and fuels (-32.4 percent). Conversely, sales of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium jumped 390 percent. Sales of goods crashed 40.5 percent from the EU while goods exports from countries outside the EU rose 3.6 percent.
2021-03-12
UK Exports Grow 1% to 9-Month High
Exports from the UK rose 1 percent from the previous month to a nine-month high of GBP 46.6 billion in December of 2020, following a downwardly revised 0.7 percent increase in the prior month. Goods shipments increased 1.5 percent and services sales were up 0.2 percent. Within goods, sales advanced primarily for fuels (14.7 percent); crude materials (5.2 percent); miscellaneous manufactures (6.7 percent); chemicals (2.8 percent) and food & live animals (9.3 percent). Meanwhile, exports fell mainly for material manufactures (-3.8 percent), machinery & transport equipment (-1 percent) and unspecified goods including precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium (-67.6 percent). Sales of goods increased 3 percent from the EU while goods exports from countries outside the EU stalled.
2021-02-12
UK Exports Grow 3.9% to 9-Month High
Exports from the UK rose 3.9 percent from the previous month to a nine-month high of GBP 50.3 billion in November of 2020, following a revised 1.5 percent increase in the prior month. Goods shipments increased 7.5 percent while services sales were down 0.3 percent. Within goods, shipments grew primarily for fuels (62.8 percent); crude materials (8.5 percent); food & live animals (3.6 percent); chemicals (3 percent); material manufactures (3.3 percent); machinery & transport equipment (2.8 percent) and miscellaneous manufactures (2.3 percent). Sales of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium jumped 217.8 percent. Goods sales were up to both EU countries (9.5 percent) and non-EU countries (5.5 percent).
2021-01-15

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 14910.64 13396.96 GBP Million Feb/21
Pharmaceutical Products 1503.55 1020.89 GBP Million Feb/21
Oil 1407.00 1377.00 GBP Million Feb/21
Aircraft, Spacecraft & Related Parts 980.97 709.90 GBP Million Feb/21
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 822.45 723.50 GBP Million Feb/21
Crude Oil 746.00 878.00 GBP Million Feb/21
Plastics & Plastic Products 729.14 508.98 GBP Million Feb/21
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 681.09 297.39 GBP Million Feb/21
Oil Excluding Crude Oil 661.00 499.00 GBP Million Feb/21
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 550.93 394.02 GBP Million Feb/21
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 506.06 368.42 GBP Million Feb/21
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 491.35 306.21 GBP Million Feb/21
Organic Chemicals 400.53 632.76 GBP Million Feb/21
Articles of Iron & Steel 366.61 301.16 GBP Million Feb/21
Extra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 331.58 285.88 GBP Million Feb/21
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 324.59 249.07 GBP Million Feb/21
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 237.79 202.77 GBP Million Feb/21
Intra EU - Organic Chemicals 233.61 166.28 GBP Million Feb/21
Intra EU - Articles of Iron & Steel 213.75 168.02 GBP Million Feb/21
Intra EU - Iron & Steel 204.08 93.33 GBP Million Feb/21

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