United Kingdom (UK): Largest export commodities 2018

Fuel was the most valuable export commodity for the United Kingdom in 2018, with an export value of 165.7 million British pounds. Beverages and tobacco exports were worth 109.2 million pounds, while material manufacturers and food and live animals were worth 107.9 million pounds and 107.4 million pounds respectively.

Import commodities

Fuel was also the most valuable import commodity for the United Kingdom in 2018, amounting to 152.9 million British pounds. The next most valuable import commodity was animal and vegetable oils and fats, which were totaled 112.9 million pounds in this year.

UK trading partners

In 2018 over half of all the United Kingdom’s exports and imports went to the European Single Market, making it the main trading partner for the UK. In terms of individual countries, the United States was the main export partner at 15.7 percent of all exports, while Germany had the highest share of UK imports at 13.9 percent.

Largest export commodities of the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018 (in million GBP)*

Value of exports in million GBP
Beverages and tobacco109.2
Material Manufactures107.9
Food and live animals107.4
Animal, vegetable oils and fats105.7
Miscellanueous manufactures105.6
Machinery and transport equipment105.5
Crude Materials102.9
Unspecified goods 102.3
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Release date

March 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

*Export figures are affected by trade associated with VAT.

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