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 2018:

  • UK exports to China were worth £22.6 billion; imports from China were £44.7 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of -£22.1 billion.
  • The UK had a small surplus with China on trade in services, outweighed by a deficit on trade in goods.
  • China accounted for 3.5% of UK exports and 6.6% of all UK imports.
  • China was the UK’s sixth largest export market and fourth largest source of imports. UK trade with increased rapidly since the turn of the century – in 1999 China was the UK’s 26th largest export market and 15th largest source of imports.

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