Top UK Exports to the World
United Kingdom shipped US$445 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017, down by -18.8% since 2013 but up by 8.1% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 UK Exports to the US

UK's exports to America amounted to
$58.4 billion or 13.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery: $10.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $9.7 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $7.9 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $3.6 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $3.2 billion
  6. Collector items, art, antiques: $3.2 billion
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.7 billion
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2.6 billion
  9. Organic chemicals: $2.3 billion
10. Beverages: $2.1 billion
Top 10 UK Exports to Germany

UK's exports to Germany amounted to
$46.6 billion or 10.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery: $6.3 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $5.1 billion
  3. Vehicles: $5.1 billion
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.9 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $3.2 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.6 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $1.8 billion
  8. Plastics: $1.7 billion
  9. Gems, precious metals: $1.4 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
Top 10 UK Exports to France

UK's exports to France amounted to
$32.8 billion or 7.4% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery: $6.7 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.7 billion
  3. Vehicles: $2.3 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $2 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1.4 billion
  7. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $1 billion
  9. Beverages: $885.5 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $812.3 million
Top 10 UK Exports to the Netherlands

UK's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$27.6 billion or 6.2% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $9.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.5 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $2.3 billion
  4. Vehicles: $1.9 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
  7. Plastics: $779.9 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $747 million
  9. Beverages: $403.6 million
10. Other chemical goods: $377.9 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Ireland

UK's exports to Ireland amounted to
$25.2 billion or 5.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $1.6 billion
  5. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $887.1 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations:$677.3 million
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $672.2 million
10. Paper: $645.1 million
Top 10 UK Exports to China

UK's exports to China amounted to
$21.2 billion or 4.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $5.8 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.8 billion
  3. Machinery: $2 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $1.4 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $993 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $854 million
  8. Copper: $522.3 million
  9. Woodpulp: $470 million
10. Plastics: $341.7 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Switzerland

UK's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$20.1 billion or 4.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $14.1 billion
  2. Collector items, art, antiques: $1.5 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $644.6 million
  4. Machinery: $622.3 million
  5. Vehicles: $597.5 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $481.2 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $352.3 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $308.9 million
  9. Clocks, watches: $293.4 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $132.4 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Belgium

UK's exports to Belgium amounted to
$17.7 billion or 4% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.6 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.5 billion
  3. Gems, precious metals: $1.7 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  6. Plastics: $859.7 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $730.2 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $599.4 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $498.2 million
10. Electronic equipment: $471.2 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Italy

UK's exports to Italy amounted to
$13.2 billion or 2.97% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.5 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $991.9 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $567.5 million
  6. Plastics: $524.8 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $466.3 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $305.1 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $273 million
10. Iron and steel: $241.6 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Spain

UK's exports to Spain amounted to
$13.2 billion or 2.97% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.6 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $827.2 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $796.8 million
  6. Iron and steel: $537 million
  7. Beverages: $466.7 million
  8. Plastics: $448.9 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $444 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $439.3 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Turkey

UK's exports to Turkey amounted to
$9.6 billion or 2.2% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $3.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $1 billion
  4. Vehicles: $843 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $391.8 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $283.3 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $202.5 million
  8. Plastics: $193.9 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $169.3 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $89.8 million
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis