The United Kingdom is the 10th largest export economy in the world and the 9th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2016, the United Kingdom exported $404B and imported $625B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $220B. In 2016 the GDP of the United Kingdom was $2.62T and its GDP per capita was $42.6k.
The top exports of the United Kingdom are Cars ($40.6B), Packaged Medicaments ($21.6B), Gas Turbines ($19.3B), Gold ($15.6B) and Aircraft Parts ($15B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Gold ($57.9B), Cars ($45.6B), Packaged Medicaments ($18.8B), Gas Turbines ($17.4B) and Vehicle Parts ($15.6B).
The top export destinations of the United Kingdom are the United States ($61.6B), Germany ($43.8B), France ($26.5B), the Netherlands ($25.5B) and Ireland ($22.9B). The top import origins are Germany ($94.1B), China ($55.7B), the United States ($55.3B), the Netherlands ($40B) and Belgium ($35.4B).