Flag China / United Kingdom Flag

Exports Flag β†’ Flag  (2018): $59.8B, Rnk 9 / 206

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $6.36B, Broadcasting Equipment

Exports Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $21.8B, Rnk 7 / 217

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $4.83B, Crude Petroleum

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 0.89, Rnk 30 / 137

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 1.49, Rnk 13 / 137

GDP Flag (2018): $13.6T, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 196%, CURRENT US$
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GDP Flag (2018): $2.86T, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): -2.31%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $9,771, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 182%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $42,944, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): -9.18%, CURRENT US$
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China-United Kingdom: In 2018, China exported $59.8B to United Kingdom. The main products exported from China to United Kingdom were Broadcasting Equipment ($6.36B), Computers ($4.36B), and Models and Stuffed Animals ($1.53B). During the last 23 years the exports of China to United Kingdom have increased at an annualized rate of 13.8%, from $3.06B in 1995 to $59.8B in 2018.

United Kingdom-China: In 2018, United Kingdom exported $21.8B to China. The main products exported from United Kingdom to China were Crude Petroleum ($4.83B), Cars ($4.74B), and Packaged Medicaments ($1.22B). During the last 23 years the exports of United Kingdom to China have increased at an annualized rate of 11.9%, from $1.65B in 1995 to $21.8B in 2018. 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 2018, China ranked 30 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.89), and 1 in total exports ($2.59T). That same year, United Kingdom ranked 13 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.49), and 9 in total exports ($464B). In terms of GDP Per Capita, China was ranked 78 with a GDP Per Capita of $9,771, and United Kingdom was ranked 22 with a GDP Per Capita of $42,944.

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2018, China exported $59.8B to United Kingdom. The main products exported from China to United Kingdom were Broadcasting Equipment ($6.36B), Computers ($4.36B), and Models and Stuffed Animals ($1.53B). During the last 23 years the exports of China to United Kingdom have increased at an annualized rate of 13.8%, from $3.06B in 1995 to $59.8B in 2018.

In 2018, United Kingdom exported $21.8B to China. The main products exported from United Kingdom to China were Crude Petroleum ($4.83B), Cars ($4.74B), and Packaged Medicaments ($1.22B). During the last 23 years the exports of United Kingdom to China have increased at an annualized rate of 11.9%, from $1.65B in 1995 to $21.8B in 2018.

Market Competitiveness

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China
Top Destination
: United States, $499B

United Kingdom
Top Destination
: United States, $61.9B

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 2018, countries that imported more from China than United Kingdom were United States ($499B), Hong Kong ($282B), and Japan ($155B).

In 2018, countries that imported more from United Kingdom than China were Ireland ($27.4B), Switzerland ($26.3B), and Belgium-Luxembourg ($20.1B).

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 2018, China had a large net trade with United Kingdom in the exports of Machines ($24.5B), Miscellaneous ($7.93B), and Textiles ($6.92B).

During 2018, United Kingdom had a large net trade with China in the exports of Transportation ($5.7B), Mineral Products ($5.16B), and Machines ($3.29B).

Tariff Section

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In 2018, China and United Kingdom don't have data regarding the tariffs applied to the products exported, given a no tariff policy, or don't having any tariff history reported whatsoever.

To explore the different product levels and year available with data, visit our Tariff Explorer Section.

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Trade Forecasts

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This section shows a forecast for total trade between China and United Kingdom. The forecast is based on a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

To create custom forecast, or modify the parameters of the forecasting model, visit our Forecast Section.

Explore Forecasts

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.