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Statistics on UK trade with China

Published Friday, November 10, 2017

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

  • In 2016, UK exports to China were worth £16.8 billion; imports from China were £42.3 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of £25.4 billion with China.
  • The UK had a surplus with China on trade in services, outweighed by a deficit on trade in goods.
  • China accounted for 3.1% of UK exports and 7.2% of all UK imports.
  • China was the UK’s 8th largest export market and the 4th largest source of imports.


Commons Briefing papers CBP-7379

Author: Matthew Ward

Topic: International trade

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