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

The hospitality industry was one of the hardest hit sectors during the pandemic but bounced back to pre-COVID levels since the full reopening of the sector in March 2022. However, the industry now faces an even bigger challenge with the cost-of-living crisis affecting the UK. Supply shortages, delays to deliveries, and staff shortages are having a significant impact on everyday business operations.
Quarterly Agricultural Export Forecast

Quarterly Agricultural Export Forecast

FAS and the Economic Research Service jointly publish the quarterly Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade. The agricultural export forecast is updated February, May, August, and November.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

United Kingdom: Labeling Requirement Update 2022

Following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, U.S. food exports are now required to follow new UK labeling requirements. Additionally, exporters should consider current labeling trends followed by UK manufacturers and private...

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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