Exports from the UK slumped 2% from the previous month to GBP 49.8 billion in August of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.5% decrease in the previous month. It was the third straight decline in total exports as goods shipments plunged 4.6% while services sales went up 0.9%. Within goods, sales fell primarily for machinery & transport equipment (-12.2%), namely mechanical machinery and road vehicles amid ongoing supply chain issues, staff shortages across a number of industries because of self-isolation and a significant shortage of HGV drivers. Shipments also decreased significantly for fuels (-5.9%) and crude materials (-5.4%). Goods sales were down to both EU countries (-4.3%) and non-EU countries (-5%). source: Office for National Statistics

Exports in the United Kingdom averaged 26463.75 GBP Million from 1955 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 63845 GBP Million in December of 2019 and a record low of 962 GBP Million in June of 1955. This page provides - United Kingdom Exports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Exports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Exports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 52700.00 GBP Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Exports is projected to trend around 54700.00 GBP Million in 2022 and 55600.00 GBP Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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UK Exports Fall to 6-Month Low
Exports from the UK slumped 2% from the previous month to GBP 49.8 billion in August of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.5% decrease in the previous month. It was the third straight decline in total exports as goods shipments plunged 4.6% while services sales went up 0.9%. Within goods, sales fell primarily for machinery & transport equipment (-12.2%), namely mechanical machinery and road vehicles amid ongoing supply chain issues, staff shortages across a number of industries because of self-isolation and a significant shortage of HGV drivers. Shipments also decreased significantly for fuels (-5.9%) and crude materials (-5.4%). Goods sales were down to both EU countries (-4.3%) and non-EU countries (-5%).
2021-10-13
UK Exports Down for 2nd Month
Exports from the UK fell 0.1% from the previous month to GBP 48.72 billion in July of 2021, following a 1.5% decrease in the previous month. It was the second straight decline in total exports as goods shipments went down 1% while services sales went up 1.2%. Within goods, sales fell primarily for chemicals (-16.6%), material manufactures (-10.8%), food & live animals (-5%) and unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium (-9.6%). Conversely, increases were seen for fuels (35.9%) and machinery & transport equipment (6.3%). Sales of goods slumped 6.5% from the EU while goods exports from countries outside the EU rose 5%.
2021-09-10
UK Exports Fall for First Time in 5 Months
Exports from the UK fell 1.5 percent from the previous month to GBP 48.74 billion in June of 2021, following a downwardly revised 2.8 percent rise in the prior month. It was the first decrease in five months, as goods shipments declined 3.6 percent while services sales went up 1.3 percent. Within goods, sales fell primarily for fuels (-16 percent), miscellaneous manufactures (-7.6 percent) and machinery & transport equipment (-4.8 percent), namely cars amid staff shortages and the global semiconductor shortage. In addition, sales of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium plunged 76.4 percent. Sales of goods stalled from the EU while goods exports from countries outside the EU slipped 7.2 percent.
2021-08-12

United Kingdom Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Balance of Trade -3716.00 GBP Million Aug/21 -2948.00 8131.00 -7792.00
Current Account -8605.00 GBP Million Jun/21 -8880.00 2817.00 -32541.00
Current Account to GDP -3.50 percent of GDP Dec/20 -3.10 2.70 -5.40
Exports 49770.00 GBP Million Aug/21 50807.00 63845.00 962.00
Imports 53486.00 GBP Million Aug/21 53755.00 65215.00 1031.00
External Debt 7092969.00 GBP Million Jun/21 7147294.00 7417554.00 565439.00
Foreign Direct Investment 19112.00 GBP Million Jun/21 3158.00 92093.00 -44536.00
Capital Flows 11258.00 GBP Million Jun/21 15501.00 45167.00 -12725.00
Goods Trade Balance -14927.00 GBP Million Aug/21 -14095.00 775.00 -18395.00
Tourist Arrivals 195.00 Thousand Mar/21 1386.00 11899.00 195.00
Tourism Revenues 248.00 GBP Million Mar/21 611.00 10088.00 218.00
Terms of Trade 101.80 points Apr/18 101.50 107.60 80.10


United Kingdom Exports
UK's trade is measured through both imports and exports of goods and services. In 2017, exports of goods accounted for 55 percent of total exports, mainly: mechanical machinery (14 percent of total exports); cars (10 percent); electrical machinery (8 percent); medicinal and pharmaceutical products (8 percent); crude oil (6 percent); aircraft (5 percent); other miscellaneous manufactures (5 percent); scientific and photographic (4 percent); and refined oil (3 percent). Main goods export partners were: the United States (14 percent of total exports); Germany (11 percent); France (8 percent); the Netherlands and Ireland (6 percent each); China (5 percent); Belgium & Luxembourg (4 percent); and Italy and Spain (3 percent each). Services accounted for 45 percent of total exports, mainly professional, scientific and technical activities; followed by the information and communication services.

United Kingdom Exports by Country Last Previous
European Union 13860.00 13964.00 GBP Million Feb/20
United Kingdom Exports by Category Last Previous
Non-eu 13721.42 13481.74 GBP Million Jul/21
Oil 1821.00 1926.00 GBP Million Aug/21
Pharmaceutical Products 1620.41 2460.30 GBP Million Jul/21
Crude Oil 1005.00 827.00 GBP Million Aug/21
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 886.03 786.91 GBP Million Jul/21
Aircraft, Spacecraft & Related Parts 864.56 878.94 GBP Million Jul/21
Plastics & Plastic Products 832.61 910.58 GBP Million Jul/21
Oil Excluding Crude Oil 816.00 1099.00 GBP Million Aug/21
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 734.39 1673.40 GBP Million Jul/21
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 616.65 614.91 GBP Million Jul/21
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 546.78 647.88 GBP Million Jul/21
Organic Chemicals 510.04 900.24 GBP Million Jul/21
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 509.71 496.06 GBP Million Jul/21
Articles of Iron & Steel 396.26 391.69 GBP Million Jul/21
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 393.39 359.51 GBP Million Jul/21
Extra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 363.54 367.32 GBP Million Jul/21
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 285.83 262.70 GBP Million Jul/21
Intra EU - Iron & Steel 284.16 336.31 GBP Million Jul/21
Inorganic Chemicals 271.64 225.89 GBP Million Jul/21
Extra EU - Organic Chemicals 265.62 281.86 GBP Million Jul/21

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