Overview In September 2021 United Kingdom exported £28.8B and imported £44.7B, resulting in a negative trade balance of £15.9B. Between September 2020 and September 2021 the exports of United Kingdom have increased by £2.95B (11.4%) from £25.9B to £28.8B, while imports decreased by £-4.88B (-9.84%) from £49.6B to £44.7B.
Trade In September 2021, the top exports of United Kingdom were Gold (£2.58B), Commodities not elsewhere specified (£1.83B), Gas Turbines (£1.72B), Cars (£1.72B), and Crude Petroleum (£1.12B). In September 2021 the top imports of United Kingdom were Gold (£2.76B), Crude Petroleum (£2.28B), Cars (£2.24B), Telephones (£1.29B), and Petroleum Gas (£1.2B).
Origins In September 2021 the exports of United Kingdom were mainly from London Heathrow Airport (£6.98B), Dover (£3.53B), Southampton (£1.77B), East Midlands Airport (£1.1B), and Immingham (£1.04B), while imports destinations were mainly London Heathrow Airport (£6.33B), Felixstowe (£3.84B), Southampton (£2.58B), and Ellesmere Port (£910M).
Destinations In September 2021, United Kingdom exported mostly to United States (£3.34B), Switzerland (£3B), Netherlands (£2.44B), Germany (£2.25B), and France (£1.54B), and imported mostly from China (£6.18B), Germany (£4.56B), United States (£3.75B), World (£2.87B), and Netherlands (£2.81B).
Growth In September 2021, the increase in United Kingdom's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by an increase in exports to Switzerland (£2.47B or 469%), Netherlands (£856M or 54.2%), and World (£418M or 57.5%), and product exports increase in Gold (£2.32B or 879%), Commodities not elsewhere specified (£823M or 81.8%), and Gas Turbines (£662M or 62.4%). In September 2021, the decrease in United Kingdom's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by an decrease in imports from Hong Kong (£-2.26B or -78.5%), Switzerland (£-2.09B or -72.7%), and Russia (£-1.73B or -56.1%), and product imports decrease in Gold (£-7.42B or -72.9%), Other Cloth Articles (£-725M or -94%), and Cars (£-676M or -23.2%).