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Statistics on UK trade with China

Published Friday, February 8, 2019

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

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This short note provides some key statistics on the UK’s trade with China.

In 2017:

  • UK exports to China were worth £22.3 billion; imports from China were £45.2 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of -£22.9 billion.
  • The UK had a small surplus with China on trade in services, outweighed by a deficit on trade in goods.
  • China accounted for 3.6% of UK exports and 7.0% of all UK imports.


Commons Briefing papers CBP-7379

Author: Matthew Ward

Topic: International trade

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