UK Commodities and Trade

The UK exports many products for people to buy in other countries.

In 2011, the biggest exports were: nuclear reactors, boilers and machinery. Eight out of 10 cars built in the UK were also exported. The USA received the most UK export goods, followed by Germany and France.

Some of the UK's brands are internationally famous.


Some foods are given Protected Designation of Origin status. This means that they can only be made in one area using a set recipe.