The United Kingdom is the 10th largest export economy in the world and the 11th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2017, the United Kingdom exported $395B and imported $617B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $222B. In 2017 the GDP of the United Kingdom was $2.62T and its GDP per capita was $43.3k.
The top exports of the United Kingdom are Cars ($45B), Packaged Medicaments ($18.4B), Crude Petroleum ($17.8B), Gold ($16.1B) and Gas Turbines ($14.6B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Cars ($45.5B), Gold ($34.3B), Crude Petroleum ($19.1B), Refined Petroleum ($18.3B) and Packaged Medicaments ($17.6B).
The top export destinations of the United Kingdom are the United States ($45.2B), Germany ($38.6B), the Netherlands ($24.9B), France ($24.8B) and China ($21.9B). The top import origins are Germany ($90.3B), China ($58.9B), the Netherlands ($47B), the United States ($46.6B) and France ($36B).