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2019
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Exports
: $63.6B, Rnk 9 / 209

2019
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Top Product
: $7.41B, Broadcasting Equipment

2019
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Exports
: $29.8B, Rnk 3 / 221

2019
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Top Product
: $8.23B, Gold

2019
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 1.01, Rnk 29 / 146

2019
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 1.46, Rnk 13 / 146

2019
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GDP
: $14.3T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 2 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP GROWTH
: 181%, CURRENT US$
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2019
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 GDP
: $2.83T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 6 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP GROWTH
: 17.3%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 152 / 187

2019
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GDP PC 
: $10,262, CURRENT US$
Rnk 71 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 168%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 2 / 187

2019
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GDP PC
: $42,330, CURRENT US$
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2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 9.34%, CURRENT US$
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China-United Kingdom: In 2019, China exported $63.6B to United Kingdom. The main products that China exported to United Kingdom are Broadcasting Equipment ($7.41B), Computers ($5.17B), and Models and Stuffed Animals ($1.75B). During the last 24 years the exports of China to United Kingdom have increased at an annualized rate of 13.6%, from $2.98B in 1995 to $63.6B in 2019.

In 2019, China did not exported services to United Kingdom.

United Kingdom-China: In 2019, United Kingdom exported $29.8B to China . The main products that United Kingdom exported to China were Gold ($8.23B), Crude Petroleum ($5.36B), and Cars ($3.54B). During the last 24 years the exports of United Kingdom to China have increased at an annualized rate of 13.3%, from $1.49B in 1995 to $29.8B in 2019.

In 2017, United Kingdom exported services to China worth $5.48B, with Travel ($1.94B), Other business services ($1.12B), and Transportation ($1.08B) being the largest in terms of value.

Comparison: In 2019,  China ranked 29 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.01), and 1 in total exports ($2.57T). That same year, United Kingdom ranked 13 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.46), and 10 in total exports ($446B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Value

In 2019, China exported $63.6B to United Kingdom. The main products exported from China to United Kingdom were Broadcasting Equipment ($7.41B), Computers ($5.17B), and Models and Stuffed Animals ($1.75B). During the last 24 years the exports of China to United Kingdom have increased at an annualized rate of 13.6%, from $2.98B in 1995 to $63.6B in 2019.

In 2019, United Kingdom exported $29.8B to China. The main products exported from United Kingdom to China were Gold ($8.23B), Crude Petroleum ($5.36B), and Cars ($3.54B). During the last 24 years the exports of United Kingdom to China have increased at an annualized rate of 13.3%, from $1.49B in 1995 to $29.8B in 2019.

Market Competitiveness

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Measure

China
Top Destination
: United States, $429B

United Kingdom
Top Destination
: United States, $64.7B

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 ($429B), Hong Kong ($268B), and Japan ($152B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from United Kingdom than China were Ireland ($26.9B), Switzerland ($15.4B), and Azerbaijan ($2.48B).

Comparative Advantage China - United Kingdom

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

During 2019, China had a large net trade with United Kingdom in the exports of Machines ($26.2B), Miscellaneous ($8.85B), and Textiles ($6.59B).

During 2019, United Kingdom had a large net trade with China in the exports of Precious Metals ($8.74B), Mineral Products ($5.82B), and Transportation ($4.17B).

Bilateral Service Trade

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In 2017, United Kingdom exported services to China worth $5.48B, with Travel ($1.94B), Other business services ($1.12B), and Transportation ($1.08B) 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 red.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more China has comparative advantage over United Kingdom. Similarly, the more red a dot/product is, the more United Kingdom has comparative advantage over China.