United Kingdom

United Kingdom ranked No. 7 in total trade value in 2019 with a total of $132.34 billion. Exports totaled $69.16 billion and Imports totaled $63.19 billion, a surplus of $5.97 billion.

U.S. trade with United Kingdom rose to $132.34 billion in 2019

United Kingdom’s trade with the United States rose to $132.34 billion in 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 4.17 percent above its total trade of 2018. U.S. exports to United Kingdom increased 4.42 percent while U.S. imports from United Kingdom rose 3.91 percent. The U.S. surplus with United Kingdom was $5.97 billion.

Through December 2019, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Newark. In 2018, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In 2019, the top five accounted for 35.57 percent of United Kingdom’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 11.97 percent to $17.78 billion.
    Exports rose 12.51 percent to $11.63 billion. Imports rose 10.96 percent to $6.16 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans rose 21.85 percent to $8.96 billion.
    Exports rose 28.2 percent to $4.7 billion. Imports rose 15.55 percent to $4.27 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 3.53 percent to $7.1 billion.
    Exports fell 2.99 percent to $3.32 billion. Imports rose 10.02 percent to $3.78 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 11.46 percent to $6.78 billion.
    Exports rose 16.46 percent to $4.73 billion. Imports rose 1.42 percent to $2.05 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark fell 15.8 percent to $6.46 billion.
    Exports fell 6.31 percent to $1.62 billion. Imports fell 18.56 percent to $4.84 billion.

United Kingdom ranked No. 7 among the United States’ top trade partners in 2019. In 2018, it ranked No. 7.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world decreased to $4.14 trillion, down 1.37 percent compared to 2018. The nation’s exports dropped 1.13 percent to $1.65 trillion; imports dropped 1.53 percent to $2.5 trillion. The nation’s top five countries for 2019, by value, were Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $853.23 billion, down compared to 2018 when the deficit was $873.19 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to United Kingdom by value through December 2019 were the categories of Gold; Civilian aircraft, parts; Oil; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; and Medicines in individual dosages, respectively. They accounted for 43.6 percent of total exports to United Kingdom.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from United Kingdom –– Motor vehicles for transporting people; Value added to a returned import; Medicines in individual dosages; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Gasoline, other fuels –– accounted for 39.2 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to United Kingdom:

  • Gold rose 76.67 percent compared to last year to $10.8 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 14.74 percent compared to last year to $9.63 billion.
  • Oil rose 37.34 percent compared to last year to $5.3 billion.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 22.26 percent compared to last year to $2.27 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 17.35 percent compared to last year to $2.15 billion.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from United Kingdom:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 1.3 percent compared to last year to $9.79 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 26.23 percent compared to last year to $6.24 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 11.6 percent compared to last year to $3.26 billion.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 25.19 percent compared to last year to $3.12 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 12.14 percent compared to last year to $2.35 billion.

In 2018 annual figures available, United Kingdom recorded $127.04 billion in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to United Kingdom were $66.23 billion and imports from United Kingdom were $60.81 billion. The U.S. surplus with United Kingdom was $5.42 billion.