Top UK Exports to the World
United Kingdom shipped US$408.9 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, down by -15% since 2012 and down by -12.3% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 UK Exports to the US

UK's exports to America amounted to
$60.4 billion or 14.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $9.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $9.5 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $8.9 billion
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.1 billion
  5. Collector items, art, antiques: $4 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $3.4 billion
  7. Electronic equipment: $3.1 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $2.9 billion
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.6 billion
10. Beverages: $2.1 billion
Top 10 UK Exports to Germany

UK's exports to Germany amounted to
$43.6 billion or 10.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery: $6 billion
  2. Vehicles: $5 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.7 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $4.6 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $3.2 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.3 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $1.7 billion
  8. Plastics: $1.6 billion
  9. Organic chemicals: $1.4 billion
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $937.9 
Top 10 UK Exports to France

UK's exports to France amounted to
$25.9 billion or 6.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.5 billion
  3. Vehicles: $2.1 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.4 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  7. Plastics: $1 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $934.9 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $861.4 million
10. Beverages: $841.4 million
Top 10 UK Exports to the Netherlands

UK's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$25.6 billion or 6.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $7.5 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $3 billion
  3. Vehicles: $2.4 billion
  4. Machinery: $2.2 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
  7. Plastics: $737.5 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $735.7 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $373.7 million
10. Photo/cinematographic goods: $351.8 
Top 10 UK Exports to Ireland

UK's exports to Ireland amounted to
$22.9 billion or 5.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery: $2.4 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.7 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.4 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1 billion
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $845.8 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations:$653.5 million
  9. Paper: $641 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $607 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Switzerland

UK's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$18.9 billion or 4.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $13.1 billion
  2. Collector items, art, antiques: $951.9 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $683.9 million
  4. Machinery: $633.7 million
  5. Vehicles: $595.9 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $589.5 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $328.8 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $313.3 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $302.3 million
10. Cereals: $281.5 million
Top 10 UK Exports to China

UK's exports to China amounted to
$18 billion or 4.4% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $5 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  5. Gems, precious metals: $1.2 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1.1 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $856.3 million
  8. Woodpulp: $508.3 million
  9. Copper: $458.6 million
10. Plastics: $321.2 
Top 10 UK Exports to Belgium

UK's exports to Belgium amounted to
$15.8 billion or 3.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.6 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.7 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  5. Gems, precious metals: $891 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $806 million
  7. Plastics: $677.5 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $599 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $458.7 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $428.8 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Italy

UK's exports to Italy amounted to
$13.1 billion or 3.2% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.6 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $964.3 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $658.9 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $496 million
  7. Plastics: $493.3 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $351.9 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $303.4 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $293.3 million
Top 10 UK Exports to Spain

UK's exports to Spain amounted to
$12.7 billion or 3.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $893.3 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $811.4 million
  6. Beverages: $431.8 million
  7. Plastics: $407.5 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $405.7 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $397.2 million
10. Iron and steel: $372.4 million
Top 10 UK Exports to the UAE

UK's exports to United Arab Emirates amounted
 to $9 billion or 2.2% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery: $3.5 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  3. Vehicles: $856 million
  4. Gems, precious metals: $603.9 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $363.4 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $266.3 million
  7. Beverages: $221.2 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $217.6 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $149.7 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $145.9 million
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis