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Statistics on UK trade with China

Published Friday, November 13, 2015

China is one of the UK's largest trading partners. This note gives some key statistics on UK-China trade.

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  • In 2014, UK exports to China were worth £18.7 billion. Imports from China were £38.3 billion. The UK had a trade deficit of £19.6 billion with China.


  • The UK had a surplus with China on trade in services, outweighed by a deficit on trade in goods.


  • China accounts for 3.6% of UK exports and 7.0% of all UK imports.


  • China is the 7th largest export market for the UK and the 3rd largest source of imports.


Commons Briefing papers CBP-7379

Author: Dominic Webb

Topic: International trade

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