Overview: In April 2021 United Kingdom exported £28.1B and imported £38.4B, resulting in a negative trade balance of £10.2B. Between April 2020 and April 2021 the exports of United Kingdom have increased by £4.51B (19.1%) from £23.6B to £28.1B, while imports increased by £8.94B (30.4%) from £29.4B to £38.4B.
Trade: In April 2021, the top exports of United Kingdom were Gold (£2.97B), Cars (£2.01B), Commodities not elsewhere specified (£1.85B), Gas Turbines (£1.18B), and Platinum (£1.13B). In April 2021 the top imports of United Kingdom were Gold (£2.44B), Cars (£1.75B), Crude Petroleum (£1.26B), Platinum (£1.16B), and Telephones (£1.03B).
Origins: In April 2021 the exports of United Kingdom were mainly from London Heathrow Airport (£6.95B), Dover (£3.18B), Southampton (£2.02B), London Stansted Airport (£1.54B), and East Midlands Airport (£1.06B), while imports destinations were mainly London Heathrow Airport (£6.25B), Felixstowe (£2.61B), Southampton (£2.49B), and London Gateway (£917M).
Destinations: In April 2021, United Kingdom exported mostly to United States (£3.84B), Germany (£2.62B), Netherlands (£1.83B), Switzerland (£1.68B), and France (£1.5B), and imported mostly from China (£4.74B), Germany (£4.26B), United States (£3.58B), Netherlands (£2B), and World (£1.71B).
Growth: In April 2021, the increase in United Kingdom's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by an increase in exports to Hungary (£838M or 1.11k%), United States (£644M or 20.2%), and World (£632M or 115%), and product exports increase in Cars (£1.7B or 538%), Commodities not elsewhere specified (£1.05B or 133%), and Platinum (£617M or 121%). In April 2021, the increase in United Kingdom's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by an increase in imports from China (£1.56B or 49%), Germany (£1.46B or 52%), and World (£964M or 129%), and product imports increase in Cars (£1.42B or 432%), Platinum (£761M or 190%), and Crude Petroleum (£567M or 81.8%).