United Kingdom Major Trade Partners


Buying and selling are essential for any country to develop its economy and maintain good relations with other nations. The first table below shows top trading partners of United Kingdom in terms of export sales (selling), including United States, Germany, and Netherlands. The second lists top trade partners of United Kingdom regarding import total (buying). That is, most products are imported from these countries to United Kingdom.

United Kingdom Major Exports

Market Value: 399,893 (millions) – Last Updated: June, 2019

Rank Country (Exports To) Trade Value (thousands) Share (%) Growth (% 5yr)
1 United States 58,920,622 14.73 12.27
2 Germany 48,343,894 12.09 22.69
3 Netherlands 33,781,078 8.45 54.41
4 Ireland 33,054,045 8.27 29.48
5 France 30,546,369 7.64 (9.35)
6 Belgium 22,667,756 5.67 21.69
7 Spain 16,822,070 4.21 1.58
8 Italy 15,969,648 3.99 4.48
9 Sweden 8,690,799 2.17 9.98
10 China 8,166,408 2.04 87.38
11 Switzerland 7,648,031 1.91 41.23
12 Russia 6,922,061 1.73 156.61
13 India 6,545,342 1.64 59.22
14 Japan 6,082,654 1.52 (12.29)
15 United Arab Emirates 6,057,074 1.51 22.32
16 Hong Kong 5,883,002 1.47 21.51
17 Canada 5,198,160 1.30 (14.95)
18 Poland 4,893,274 1.22 90.06
19 Norway 4,460,923 1.12 21.04
20 Singapore 4,457,038 1.11 41.64
21 South Africa 4,100,346 1.03 18.80
22 Denmark 4,037,874 1.01 9.33
23 Turkey 3,970,751 0.99 9.73
24 South Korea 3,727,101 0.93 40.10
25 Saudi Arabia 3,417,535 0.85 15.44
26 Finland 3,018,142 0.75 22.11
27 Brazil 2,633,025 0.66 81.44
28 Greece 2,570,506 0.64 1.11
29 Portugal 2,500,183 0.63 (12.47)
30 Czech Republic 2,364,280 0.59 33.06
31 Nigeria 2,296,455 0.57 61.69
32 Austria 2,257,981 0.56 13.67
33 Israel 2,007,609 0.50 (21.42)
34 Malaysia 1,659,473 0.41 (9.09)
35 Hungary 1,457,199 0.36 (14.43)
36 Mexico 1,339,512 0.33 16.71

 

United Kingdom Major Imports

Market Value: 576,242 (millions) – Last Updated: June, 2019

Rank Country (Imports From) Trade Value (thousands) Share (%) Growth (% 5yr)
1 Germany 79,808,088 13.85 25.13
2 China 48,992,492 8.50 85.99
3 Netherlands 45,869,776 7.96 39.17
4 United States 43,530,274 7.55 2.59
5 France 40,410,980 7.01 9.59
6 Norway 37,093,458 6.44 141.02
7 Belgium 28,999,678 5.03 24.90
8 Italy 25,299,075 4.39 13.86
9 Ireland 21,554,167 3.74 16.02
10 Spain 18,473,921 3.21 14.96
11 Japan 14,145,296 2.45 (6.50)
12 Russia 12,027,525 2.09 72.13
13 Sweden 11,963,642 2.08 27.59
14 South Africa 8,642,340 1.50 55.21
15 Turkey 8,107,748 1.41 33.92
16 Poland 7,528,006 1.31 135.63
17 Switzerland 7,446,362 1.29 52.71
18 India 7,314,886 1.27 71.50
19 Canada 7,220,357 1.25 8.32
20 Denmark 6,706,358 1.16 19.59
21 Czech Republic 6,266,557 1.09 167.86
22 South Korea 5,584,057 0.97 0.20
23 Singapore 4,943,981 0.86 (11.29)
24 Finland 4,865,265 0.84 12.62
25 Hungary 4,442,905 0.77 58.13
26 Brazil 4,308,987 0.75 52.02
27 Hong Kong 4,209,260 0.73 21.61
28 Thailand 4,196,756 0.73 31.41
29 Austria 3,989,009 0.69 (7.01)
30 Malaysia 3,137,758 0.54 (14.38)
31 United Kingdom 2,940,104 0.51 NA
32 Portugal 2,886,857 0.50 (17.92)
33 Slovakia 2,874,644 0.50 488.71
34 Indonesia 2,170,530 0.38 15.44
35 Mexico 2,131,717 0.37 75.42
36 Vietnam 1,799,476 0.31 30.97