Top UK Exports to the World
United Kingdom shipped US$484 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2018, down by -5.3% since 2014 and up by 9.5% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 UK Exports to the US

UK's exports to America amounted to
$64.4 billion or 13.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery: $11.8 billion
  2. Vehicles: $11 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $6.6 billion
  4. Collector items, art, antiques: $4.1 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $4 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $3.9 billion
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.5 billion
  8. Electronic equipment: $3.4 billion
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3 billion
10. Beverages: $2.2 billion
Top 10 UK Exports to Germany

UK's exports to Germany amounted to
$47 billion or 9.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery: $6.7 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $5.1 billion
  3. Vehicles: $4.7 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $4 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $3.3 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.9 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $2 billion
  8. Gems, precious metals: $1.8 billion
  9. Plastics: $1.8 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $1 billion
Top 10 UK Exports to the Netherlands

UK's exports to the Netherlands amounted to
$33.3 billion or 6.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $13.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $3 billion
  3. Vehicles: $2.1 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $2 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.7 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.5 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $878.2 million
  8. Plastics: $786.2 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $444.7 million
10. Beverages: $431.7 million
Top 10 UK Exports to France

UK's exports to France amounted to
$31.8 billion or 6.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $4.6 billion
  3. Vehicles: $2.3 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.9 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1.5 billion
  7. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  9. Gems, precious metals: $1.1 billion
10. Beverages: $849.9 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Ireland

UK's exports to Ireland amounted to
$28.3 billion or 5.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.7 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $2.1 billion
  4. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.3 billion
  7. Cereal, milk preparations:$781.7 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $779.7 million
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $767.2 million
10. Paper: $717.6 million
Top 10 UK Exports to China

UK's exports to China amounted to
$27.5 billion or 5.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $6.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $5.2 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.1 billion
  4. Machinery: $2.3 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $1.5 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  8. Copper: $481.1 million
  9. Woodpulp: $350.7 million
10. Organic chemicals: $337.2 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Switzerland

UK's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$25.4 billion or 5.2% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $19.6 billion
  2. Collector items, art, antiques: $999.9 million
  3. Machinery: $645.8 million
  4. Vehicles: $596.8 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $511.9 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $507.9 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $414.6 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $337.7 million
  9. Clocks, watches: $271.8 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $244.7 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Belgium

UK's exports to Belgium amounted to
$19.1 billion or 4.0% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.8 billion
  2. Vehicles: $3.6 billion
  3. Gems, precious metals: $1.7 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $1.4 billion
  5. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $863.8 million
  7. Plastics: $797.5 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $616.2 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $559.5 million
10. Electronic equipment: $542.4 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Italy

UK's exports to Italy amounted to
$14.1 billion or 2.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.6 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.1 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $630.7 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $606.7 million
  7. Plastics: $564.2 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $395.5 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $362.8 million
10. Organic chemicals: $359.2 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Spain

UK's exports to Spain amounted to
$13.9 billion or 2.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.1 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $876.9 million
  5. Iron and steel: $629.2 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $606 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $487.9 million
  8. Plastics: $482.3 million
  9. Beverages: $460.2 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $456.8 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Hong Kong

UK's exports to Hong Kong amounted to
$10.3 billion or 2.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $2.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.6 billion
  3. Collector items, art, antiques: $1 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $868.6 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $430.5 million
  6. Beverages: $306.1 million
  7. Vehicles: $268.2 million
  8. Clocks, watches: $177.2 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $121.9 million
10. Meat: $119.2 million
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis