United Kingdom

U.S. Trade with United Kingdom in 2021

Export Market Rank
#12 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$2.76 Billion
3-Year Average
$2.77 Billion
Compound Average Growth
2% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to United Kingdom in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Forest Products $889.08 Million --- $729.04 Million 190%
Wine & Related Products $212.2 Million --- $247.19 Million -4%
Tree Nuts $172.3 Million 29,454 $183.51 Million 32%
Food Preparations $151.52 Million 11,081 $137.34 Million 65%
Distilled Spirits $106.64 Million --- $152.25 Million -29%
Ethanol (non-bev.) $102.34 Million --- $41.93 Million -44%
Essential Oils $79.31 Million 4,725 $92.91 Million 5%
Other Intermediate Products $67.38 Million 3,222 $67.88 Million 13%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $66.85 Million 13,508 $45.39 Million 67%
Fish and Seafood $65.67 Million 11,726 $104.97 Million -49%

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Data and Analysis

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU), Great Britain (GB) is now outside of the EU single market and customs union, while Northern Ireland (NI) remains within the EU single market and customs union. Currently, rules in GB closely mirror EU law.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

United Kingdom: Exporter Guide

In 2023, the cost-of-living crisis will replace COVID as the key challenge to the UK food and drink sector. Prices have increased at the fastest rate in 40 years, as the war in Ukraine, supply chain issues, and increases in energy prices make an impact.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

United Kingdom: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Since January 1, 2021, the UK has been responsible for authorizing products of genetic engineering (GE) using retained EU law. Eight GE crops are currently out for public consultation as part of the second tranche of approvals under the new UK...


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News and Features

Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jewel Bronaugh led a USDA trade mission to the United Kingdom June 22-24, joined by leaders from U.S. businesses, farm organizations, and state government agencies who worked together to open doors, strengthen...
June 21, 2022
News Release

USDA Trade Mission Underway in London

Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh is leading a USDA trade mission to the United Kingdom, joined by representatives from U.S. agribusinesses, farm organizations and state departments of agriculture who are interested in exploring export opportunities in this important market.
Representatives from 37 U.S. agribusinesses and farm organizations will join USDA Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh for an agribusiness trade mission to London, United Kingdom, June 22-24.

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