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Biggest Trading Partners - UK

Which countries does the United Kingdom trade with the most? Try to guess the largest import and export partners for the UK.
For the year 2020. In USD. Source.
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Last updated: October 19, 2021
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First submittedApril 10, 2017
Times taken47,805
Average score84.2%
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Exports
Country
57.7 bil
United States
41.2 bil
Germany
29.3 bil
China
27.3 bil
Ireland
24.8 bil
Netherlands
23.5 bil
France
19.9 bil
Switzerland
13.5 bil
Belgium
Exports
Country
11.1 bil
Spain
10.9 bil
Italy
7.64 bil
Canada
7.30 bil
Japan
6.36 bil
Turkey
6.29 bil
United Arab Emirates
5.85 bil
Poland
5.70 bil
Singapore
Imports
Country
90.2 bil
China
73.3 bil
Germany
58.2 bil
United States
45.5 bil
Netherlands
29.3 bil
France
28.4 bil
Belgium
24.5 bil
Russia
23.0 bil
Italy
Imports
Country
18.3 bil
Spain
17.0 bil
Ireland
15.0 bil
Canada
13.7 bil
Norway
13.7 bil
Poland
11.7 bil
Switzerland
11.4 bil
Turkey
10.4 bil
Australia
+23
Level 84
Apr 11, 2017
No India, huh?
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Level 59
Apr 11, 2017
Import of human beings not considered.
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Level 70
Apr 16, 2017
:D I tried India at least three times thinking I made a typo or something
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Level 63
May 11, 2017
I guess Darjeeling is not their favorite type of tea.
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Level 58
Jul 23, 2017
I guess Clarkson, Hammond and May were once again ambitious but rubbish on their mission. :)
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Level 88
Aug 13, 2018
They really should've succeeded in opening up Argentina. They almost had the license plate manufacturing market. In more ways than one.
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Level 60
Jul 23, 2017
I wonder why India is not here ?
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Level 88
Aug 13, 2018
They make all their salt now.
+9
Level 82
Jul 23, 2017
Pretty easy but I was also surprised not to see India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or Indonesia on here. Tiny Singapore beats them all.
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Level 37
Nov 17, 2021
Wow we all care that you found it easy
+4
Level 65
Jul 23, 2017
Surprising that more oil and gas countries were not included.
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Level 79
Jul 6, 2018
there's still some North Sea oil and gas left, though slowly reducing.
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Level 55
Jul 23, 2017
No Australia?
+1
Level 67
Nov 15, 2021
Not anymore, there isn't not.
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Level 65
Jul 23, 2017
be interesting to see how this changes with utterly ludicrous brexit decision.
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Level ∞
Oct 19, 2021
Four years later... it didn't really change much at all. Except that the trade deficit with China yawns ever wider.
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Level 58
Oct 20, 2021
It wouldn't have changed in 2020 as the transitional agreement meant that all the former rules continued to apply. The 2021 figures will be more significant.
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Level 39
Apr 13, 2022
Oh bore off
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Level 62
Jul 23, 2017
got a perfect score and not even British!
+15
Level 79
Jul 24, 2017
then I'm afraid you just can't be perfect.
+2
Level 88
Aug 13, 2018
I'm American. We're past perfect.
+3
Level 88
Aug 13, 2018
See what I did there? In several ways.
+1
Level 49
Jul 4, 2022
cap
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Level 42
Jul 24, 2017
only missed singapore. wasnt expecting to see singapore with no india, indonesia, bangladesh or even japan
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Level 77
Jul 24, 2017
Amazing how a lot of the countries that they trade with are also countries they were at war with as well.
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Level 30
Jul 25, 2017
That's because England has been to war with most countries.
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Level 50
Jun 12, 2018
Well, there are only 22 countries that England has not invaded, so.....
+9
Level 79
Oct 20, 2021
that is if you use the term in the broadest manner possible...
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Level 74
Jul 24, 2017
Can't believe the arms deals alone don't get Saudi Arabia in the exports list
+1
Level 57
Aug 15, 2017
Great Quiz! Check out my quiz of EU's trading partners, too.
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Level 59
Nov 6, 2020
Missed Ireland smh it's literally the country touching the UK!
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Level 40
Mar 27, 2021
Singapore is there but no Brazil, South Korea, Philippines, Australia or Indonesia?
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Level 79
Oct 20, 2021
And India!
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Level 77
Oct 20, 2021
I suspect that because Singapore is a regional shipping/trading/commercial hub many British goods exported to Singapore ultimately do end up in India just via Singapore. Those goods statistically then count as exports from Singapore to India even though they are only the intermediary.
+9
Level 59
Mar 29, 2021
hehe the picture is the ever given
+15
Level ∞
Oct 19, 2021
Wow, that's crazy. The picture was chosen years ago, what a weird coincidence.
+2
Level 79
Oct 20, 2021
Whoa!
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Level 69
Oct 20, 2021
Insane coincidence haha
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Level 84
Nov 15, 2021
It's appropriate that she is a container ship, involved in international trade. But sometimes that trade may be a little slower than anticipated.
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Level 79
Oct 20, 2021
It's striking that Japan's there for exports but not imports. Presumably that would have been very different 20 years ago.
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Level 57
Nov 16, 2021
Japan has very little natural resources, so no materials, and pretty much no food. Technology would be the main import I suppose, but that's definitely not more than any other countries.
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Level 67
Jan 19, 2022
Meanwhile, what is the trade with Switzerland all about? Chocolate?
+1
Level 66
Jul 6, 2022
coffee
+1
Level 40
Jan 17, 2023
WHAT are they trading with Switzerland?!?!?
+1
Level 21
Apr 3, 2023
Missed Australia! XD

Nice quiz

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Level 58
Aug 15, 2023
..nice and easy...but i almost forgot a small economic power as china... .)