UK Trade Statistics for trade by each country

We will be publishing a number of statistics for the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom for 2016 (the latest full year of data available) sourced from the Office for National Statistics.

The top 5 countries for total trade value were Germany (£95.67 billion), the United States (£84.09 billion), the Netherlands (£53.93 billion), China (£52.51 billion) and France (£44.40 billion)

UK total trade by country in 2016
Data Source: Office for National Statistics

The top 5 countries for exports by value were the United States (£47.93 billion), Germany (£32.32 billion), France (£19.40 billion), the Netherlands (£18.98 billion), Ireland (£16.82 billion)

UK Exports by country in 2016
Data Source: Office for National Statistics

 

The top 5 countries for imports by value were Germany (£63.35 billion), China (£39.22 billion), the United States (£36.16 billion), the Netherlands (£34.95 billion) and France (£25 billion)

UK Imports by country in 2016
Data Source: Office for National Statistics

 

The top 5 countries with whom the UK had the largest trade surplus were the United States (£11.77 billion), Ireland (£3.87 billion), United Arab Emirates (£3.66 billion), Saudi Arabia (£2.68 billion) and Australia (£2.03 billion)

The top 5 countries with whom the UK had the largest trade deficit were Germany (£31.04 billion), China (£25.94 billion), the Netherlands (£15.97 billion), Belgium (£12.16 billion) and Norway (£10.39 billion)

UK trade balance by country in 2016
Data Source: Office for National Statistics

 

Here is the entire dataset,

UK trade in 2016 table
Data Source: Office for National Statistics

 

 

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