Flag United Kingdom / United States Flag

Exports Flag β†’ Flag  (2018): $61.9B, Rnk 1 / 217

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $9.74B, Cars

Exports Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $48.8B, Rnk 7 / 215

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $3.71B, Crude Petroleum

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

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 1.57, Rnk 9 / 137

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 Flag (2018): $20.5T, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 39.6%, 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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GDP PC Flag (2018): $62,795, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 29.8%, CURRENT US$
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United Kingdom-United States: In 2018, United Kingdom exported $61.9B to United States. The main products exported from United Kingdom to United States were Cars ($9.74B), Gas Turbines ($4.05B), and Blood, antisera, vaccines, toxins and cultures ($3.04B). During the last 23 years the exports of United Kingdom to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 3.81%, from $26.2B in 1995 to $61.9B in 2018. In 2017, United Kingdom exported services to United States worth $77.9B, with Other business services ($28.8B), Financial services ($18.5B), and Transportation ($8.39B) being the largest in terms of value.

United States-United Kingdom: In 2018, United States exported $48.8B to United Kingdom. The main products exported from United States to United Kingdom were Crude Petroleum ($3.71B), Gold ($3.5B), and Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($2.55B). During the last 23 years the exports of United States to United Kingdom have increased at an annualized rate of 1.98%, from $31.1B in 1995 to $48.8B in 2018. In 2011, United States exported services to United Kingdom worth $30.3B, with Travel ($10B), Royalties and license fees ($8.56B), and Transportation ($6.91B) being the largest in terms of value.

Comparison: In 2018, United Kingdom ranked 13 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.49), and 9 in total exports ($464B). That same year, United States ranked 9 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.57), and 3 in total exports ($1.44T). In terms of GDP Per Capita, United Kingdom was ranked 22 with a GDP Per Capita of $42,944, and United States was ranked 10 with a GDP Per Capita of $62,795.

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2018, United Kingdom exported $61.9B to United States. The main products exported from United Kingdom to United States were Cars ($9.74B), Gas Turbines ($4.05B), and Blood, antisera, vaccines, toxins and cultures ($3.04B). During the last 23 years the exports of United Kingdom to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 3.81%, from $26.2B in 1995 to $61.9B in 2018.

In 2018, United States exported $48.8B to United Kingdom. The main products exported from United States to United Kingdom were Crude Petroleum ($3.71B), Gold ($3.5B), and Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($2.55B). During the last 23 years the exports of United States to United Kingdom have increased at an annualized rate of 1.98%, from $31.1B in 1995 to $48.8B in 2018.

Market Competitiveness

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United Kingdom
Top Destination
: United States, $61.9B

United States
Top Destination
: Mexico, $237B

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

In 2018, countries that imported more from United Kingdom than United States were Ireland ($27.4B), France ($29.7B), and Switzerland ($26.3B).

In 2018, countries that imported more from United States than United Kingdom were Mexico ($237B), Canada ($190B), and China ($119B).

Comparative Advantage United Kingdom - United States

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

During 2018, United Kingdom had a large net trade with United States in the exports of Machines ($14.5B), Transportation ($14B), and Chemical Products ($11.1B).

During 2018, United States had a large net trade with United Kingdom in the exports of Machines ($11.3B), Chemical Products ($6.34B), and Mineral Products ($6.31B).

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows a forecast for total trade between United Kingdom and United States. 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.

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Bilateral Service Trade

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In 2017, United Kingdom exported services to United States worth $77.9B, with Other business services ($28.8B), Financial services ($18.5B), and Transportation ($8.39B) being the largest in terms of value.

In 2011, United States exported services to United Kingdom worth $30.3B, with Travel ($10B), Royalties and license fees ($8.56B), and Transportation ($6.91B) 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 United Kingdom has comparative advantage over United States. Similarly, the more red a dot/product is, the more United States has comparative advantage over United Kingdom.