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2020
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Exports
: $73.1B, Rnk 7 / 209

2020
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Top Product
: $7.28B, Broadcasting Equipment

2020
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Exports
: $18.2B, Rnk 6 / 221

2020
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Top Product
: $3.56B, Cars

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.96, Rnk 28 / 127

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 1.42, Rnk 13 / 127

2020
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GDP
: $14.7T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 2 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 142%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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 GDP
: $2.76T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 5 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 10.8%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 136 / 195

2020
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GDP PC 
: $10,435, CURRENT US$
Rnk 68 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 129%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 5 / 195

2020
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GDP PC
: $41,059, CURRENT US$
Rnk 24 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 3.45%, CURRENT US$
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China-United Kingdom In 2020, China exported $73.1B to United Kingdom. The main products that China exported to United Kingdom are Broadcasting Equipment ($7.28B), Computers ($6.62B), and Other Cloth Articles ($4.43B). During the last 25 years the exports of China to United Kingdom have increased at an annualized rate of 13.4%, from $3.18B in 1995 to $73.1B in 2020.

In 2020, China did not export any services to United Kingdom.

United Kingdom-China In 2020, United Kingdom exported $18.2B to China . The main products that United Kingdom exported to China were Cars ($3.56B), Crude Petroleum ($2.17B), and Packaged Medicaments ($1.81B). During the last 25 years the exports of United Kingdom to China have increased at an annualized rate of 10.4%, from $1.52B in 1995 to $18.2B in 2020.

In 2019, United Kingdom exported services to China worth $6.72B, with Other business services ($1.74B), Travel ($1.57B), and Transportation ($1.36B) being the largest in terms of value.

Comparison In 2020,  China ranked 28 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.96), and 1 in total exports ($2.65T). That same year, United Kingdom ranked 13 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.42), and 11 in total exports ($371B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

In 2020, China exported $73.1B to United Kingdom. The main products exported from China to United Kingdom were Broadcasting Equipment ($7.28B), Computers ($6.62B), and Other Cloth Articles ($4.43B). During the last 25 years the exports of China to United Kingdom have increased at an annualized rate of 13.4%, from $3.18B in 1995 to $73.1B in 2020.

In 2020, United Kingdom exported $18.2B to China. The main products exported from United Kingdom to China were Cars ($3.56B), Crude Petroleum ($2.17B), and Packaged Medicaments ($1.81B). During the last 25 years the exports of United Kingdom to China have increased at an annualized rate of 10.4%, from $1.52B in 1995 to $18.2B in 2020.

Market Competitiveness

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Measure

China
Top Destination
: United States, $438B

United Kingdom
Top Destination
: United States, $51.7B

This map shows whether countries import more from China or United Kingdom. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from China and United Kingdom or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2019, countries that imported more from China than United Kingdom were United States ($438B), Hong Kong ($262B), and Japan ($151B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from United Kingdom than China were Ireland ($26.8B), North Macedonia ($1.39B), and Gibraltar ($729M).

Comparative Advantage China - United Kingdom

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Flow

This chart compares trade between China and United Kingdom by product, considering products traded by both, China and United Kingdom.

During 2020, China had a large net trade with United Kingdom in the exports of Machines ($28B), Textiles ($12.1B), and Miscellaneous ($9.18B).

During 2020, United Kingdom had a large net trade with China in the exports of Transportation ($4.06B), Machines ($3.01B), and Chemical Products ($2.88B).

Bilateral Service Trade

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In 2019, United Kingdom exported services to China worth $6.72B, with Other business services ($1.74B), Travel ($1.57B), and Transportation ($1.36B) being the largest in terms of value.

Service trade data is presented based on availability.

Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to yellow.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more China has comparative advantage over United Kingdom. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more United Kingdom has comparative advantage over China.