United Kingdom

1.35

Econ Complexity 13th of 184
1980
2015

$425B

Exports 9th of 221
1980
2015

$606B

Imports 4th of 221
1980
2015

$41.8k

GDP Per Capita 25th of 184
1990
2015

The United Kingdom is the 9th largest export economy in the world and the 13th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2015, the United Kingdom exported $425B and imported $606B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $181B. In 2015 the GDP of the United Kingdom was $2.86T and its GDP per capita was $41.8k.

The top exports of the United Kingdom are Gold ($41.6B), Cars ($40.8B), Packaged Medicaments ($19.9B), Gas Turbines ($14.7B) and Refined Petroleum ($13.2B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Cars ($49.9B), Packaged Medicaments ($21B), Refined Petroleum ($20.2B), Crude Petroleum ($17.3B) and Vehicle Parts ($15B).

The top export destinations of the United Kingdom are the United States ($54.7B), Germany ($39.5B), Switzerland ($32.5B), China ($27.6B) and the Netherlands ($23.9B). The top import origins are Germany ($93.9B), China ($62.8B), the United States ($44.8B), the Netherlands ($44.4B) and France ($37.6B).

The United Kingdom borders Ireland by land and Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and Norway by sea.

Economic Complexity of the United Kingdom

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