Overview In June 2021 United Kingdom exported £29.3B and imported £43.8B, resulting in a negative trade balance of £14.5B. Between June 2020 and June 2021 the exports of United Kingdom have increased by £4.99B (20.5%) from £24.3B to £29.3B, while imports increased by £5.49B (14.3%) from £38.3B to £43.8B.
Trade In June 2021, the top exports of United Kingdom were Gold (£2.28B), Commodities not elsewhere specified (£1.88B), Packaged Medicaments (£1.84B), Cars (£1.59B), and Gas Turbines (£1.34B). In June 2021 the top imports of United Kingdom were Gold (£5.97B), Cars (£2.36B), Crude Petroleum (£1.46B), Gas Turbines (£1.21B), and Telephones (£932M).
Origins In June 2021 the exports of United Kingdom were mainly from London Heathrow Airport (£5.53B), Dover (£3.77B), Southampton (£2.22B), Immingham (£2.11B), and London Stansted Airport (£1.76B), while imports destinations were mainly London Heathrow Airport (£9.5B), Felixstowe (£3.23B), Southampton (£2.28B), and London Gateway (£799M).
Destinations In June 2021, United Kingdom exported mostly to United States (£3.53B), Germany (£2.68B), Belgium (£2.09B), Netherlands (£2.09B), and France (£1.73B), and imported mostly from China (£5B), Germany (£4.64B), United States (£4.13B), Netherlands (£2.56B), and Switzerland (£2.28B).
Growth In June 2021, the increase in United Kingdom's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by an increase in exports to Belgium (£1.25B or 148%), Hungary (£849M or 942%), and Netherlands (£735M or 54.1%), and product exports increase in Gold (£1.04B or 84.2%), Commodities not elsewhere specified (£882M or 88%), and Packaged Medicaments (£657M or 55.4%). In June 2021, the increase in United Kingdom's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by an increase in imports from Switzerland (£1.7B or 292%), China (£939M or 23.1%), and United States (£760M or 22.6%), and product imports increase in Crude Petroleum (£755M or 107%), Petroleum Gas (£577M or 392%), and Cars (£528M or 28.8%).