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136%CURRENT US$
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$3.12TCURRENT US$
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17.1%CURRENT US$
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$12,618CURRENT US$
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125%CURRENT US$
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About

China-United Kingdom In 2021, China exported $86.2B to United Kingdom. The main products that China exported to United Kingdom are Computers ($7.86B), Broadcasting Equipment ($7.56B), and Other Furniture ($2.23B). During the last 26 years the exports of China to United Kingdom have increased at an annualized rate of 13.5%, from $3.17B in 1995 to $86.2B in 2021.

In 2021, China did not export any services to United Kingdom.

United Kingdom-China In 2021, United Kingdom exported $20.7B to China. The main products that United Kingdom exported to China were Cars ($4.57B), Crude Petroleum ($2.69B), and Packaged Medicaments ($1.84B). During the last 26 years the exports of United Kingdom to China have increased at an annualized rate of 10.6%, from $1.52B in 1995 to $20.7B in 2021.

In 2019, United Kingdom exported services to China worth $5.89B, with Other business services ($1.52B), Travel ($1.38B), and Transportation ($1.19B) being the largest in terms of value.

Comparison In 2021,  China ranked 25 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.07), and 1 in total exports ($3.34T). That same year, United Kingdom ranked 11 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.43), and 13 in total exports ($420B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2021, China exported $86.2B to United Kingdom. The main products exported from China to United Kingdom were Computers ($7.86B), Broadcasting Equipment ($7.56B), and Other Furniture ($2.23B). During the last 26 years the exports of China to United Kingdom have increased at an annualized rate of 13.5%, from $3.17B in 1995 to $86.2B in 2021.

In 2021, United Kingdom exported $20.7B to China. The main products exported from United Kingdom to China were Cars ($4.57B), Crude Petroleum ($2.69B), and Packaged Medicaments ($1.84B). During the last 26 years the exports of United Kingdom to China have increased at an annualized rate of 10.6%, from $1.52B in 1995 to $20.7B in 2021.

Exports from China (Flag) to United Kingdom (Flag) (2021)

Exports from United Kingdom (Flag) to China (Flag) (2021)

Market Competitiveness

Color
China
Top Destination
United States$530B
United Kingdom
Top Destination
United States$56.1B

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 2021, countries that imported more from China than United Kingdom were United States ($530B), Hong Kong ($323B), and Japan ($168B).

In 2021, countries that imported more from United Kingdom than China were Ireland ($28.4B), Switzerland ($25.7B), and North Macedonia ($2.05B).

Difference in imports from United Kingdom (Flag) and China (Flag) (2021)

Comparative Advantage China - United Kingdom

Flow
Scale

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

During 2021, China had a large net trade with United Kingdom in the exports of Machines ($34.4B), Miscellaneous ($12.8B), and Textiles ($8.02B).

During 2021, United Kingdom had a large net trade with China in the exports of Transportation ($5.06B), Machines ($3.48B), and Chemical Products ($3.01B).

Service Trade

Bilateral Service Trade

In 2019, United Kingdom exported services to China worth $5.89B, with Other business services ($1.52B), Travel ($1.38B), and Transportation ($1.19B) being the largest in terms of value.

Service trade data is presented based on availability.

Services Exports from United Kingdom (Flag) to China (Flag) (2019)

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

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.

Product Space of China (Flag) and United Kingdom (Flag) (2021)

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