UK Trade Statistics for trade by each product (and split by EU and non-EU trade) plus interactive tool for trade by each country

We will be publishing a number of statistics for the United Kingdom (and the European Union) over the next few days in the run up to a major piece we will be publishing on the real economics of Brexit. In the meanwhile, here are trade statistics for trade by each product for the United Kingdom for 2017 (the latest full year of data available) sourced from the Office for National Statistics.

Here are some summary stats (for 2017),

Total UK Trade: £815 billion
Total Exports: £339 billion
Total Imports: £476 billion

Total EU Exports: £164 billion (48.44% of total)
Total EU Imports: £259 billion (54.40% of total)

Total Non-EU Exports: £174 billion (51.56% of total)
Total Non-EU Imports: £217 billion (45.60% of total)

Here’s an interactive tool for trade by country (this won’t work if you have a browser or browser add-on that blocks JavaScript),


And here’s the entire dataset for trade by product (with EU and non-EU split), important items are highlighted in gold,

UK trade by Product 2017
Compiled by, Data Source: Office for National Statistics


The European Union (EU28) currently includes Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.



UK Trade Statistics for trade by each country

Average import tariffs or custom duties per country

Intra European Union (EU) Trade Statistics for 2017 – Germany was the largest exporter and importer, the Netherlands had the largest surplus and the United Kingdom the largest deficit

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The European Union (and not China or the United States) accounted for the most trade in goods and services combined together


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