Top UK Exports to the World
United Kingdom shipped US$469.2 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2019, up by 0.6% since 2015 but down by -3.7% from 2018 to 2019.
Top 10 UK Exports to the US

UK's exports to America amounted to
$72.6 billion or 15.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery: $12.6 billion
  2. Vehicles: $11.2 billion
  3. Collector items, art, antiques: $6.5 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $6.3 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $5 billion
  6. Gems, precious metals: $4.6 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $4.2 billion
  8. Electronic equipment: $3.7 billion
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.4 billion
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3 billion
Top 10 UK Exports to Germany

UK's exports to Germany amounted to
$46.6 billion or 9.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery: $6.5 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.8 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.5 billion
  4. Vehicles: $4.5 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $3.1 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $3 billion
  7. Gems, precious metals: $2.2 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $2.1 billion
  9. Plastics: $1.6 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $1.5 billion
Top 10 UK Exports to France

UK's exports to France amounted to
$31.2 billion or 6.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $4.4 billion
  3. Vehicles: $2.3 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $2.1 billion
  5. Gems, precious metals: $1.9 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.5 billion
  7. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $1 billion
10. Beverages: $770.1 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Netherlands

UK's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$30.3 billion or 6.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $12.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.9 billion
  3. Vehicles: $2.1 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $1.7 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $932.8 million
  8. Plastics: $752.8 million
  9. Iron and steel: $440.5 million
10. Other chemical goods: $378.2 million
Top 10 UK Exports to China

UK's exports to China amounted to
$30 billion or 6.4% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $8.8 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.8 billion
  3. Vehicles: $3.9 billion
  4. Machinery: $2.4 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $2 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  7. Electronic equipment: $926 million
  8. Copper: $396.9 million
  9. Plastics: $324.3 million
10. Other chemical goods: $309.9 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Ireland

UK's exports to Ireland amounted to
$27.9 billion or 5.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $2.1 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $1.5 billion
  5. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  7. Cereal, milk preparations:$725.3 million
  8. Dairy, eggs, honey: $696.5 million
  9. Paper: $671.3 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $650 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Belgium

UK's exports to Belgium amounted to
$16.8 billion or 3.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.3 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $3 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  4. Gems, precious metals: $1.2 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $1 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1 billion
  7. Plastics: $778.6 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $598.8 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $543.3 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $498.4 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Switzerland

UK's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$15.5 billion or 3.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $7.7 billion
  2. Collector items, art, antiques: $3 billion
  3. Machinery: $704.4 million
  4. Vehicles: $647.1 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $514.3 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $504.9 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $390.6 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $304 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $261.6 million
10. Clocks, watches: $253.3 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Spain

UK's exports to Spain amounted to
$13.7 billion or 2.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.8 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $1 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $895.8 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $818.7 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $509.6 million
  7. Iron and steel: $499 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $465.5 million
  9. Beverages: $457.2 million
10. Plastics: $442.5 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Italy

UK's exports to Italy amounted to
$12.8 billion or 2.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.5 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $620.2 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $547.9 million
  6. Plastics: $534.7 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $520.6 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $457.7 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $406.3 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $316.5 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Hong Kong

UK's exports to Hong Kong amounted to
$11.2 billion or 2.4% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery: $3.3 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $3.1 billion
  3. Collector items, art, antiques: $1.2 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $772.6 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $372.6 million
  6. Vehicles: $282.3 million
  7. Beverages: $260.2 million
  8. Clocks, watches: $189.3 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $134.9 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $126 million
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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