International Trade in the U.K.

International Trade in United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is the seventh global economy. However, since April 2008, the country has been going through a deep recession, deeply hit by the international financial crisis, due to the dominance of the third (financial) sector over its economy. After contracting by almost 5% in 2009,... Read more

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Overview About International Trade in the U.K.

Main Industry Sectors

The Agricultural sector accounts for less than 1% of the GDP, but is very productive. Main crops are potatoes, beetroot, wheat and barley. Livestock farming (especially sheep and cattle) continues to be a major agricultural activity, despite the crises of "mad cow" and "foot and mouth" diseases. The fishing sector is also well developed but is currently suffering from the depletion of fish volumes in the traditional fishing areas.

The United Kingdom has considerable mineral resources. Once the world's 10th biggest oil producer with huge natural gas reserves, its production is dropping fast. Nevertheless, groups like BP and Shell continue to be amongst the global leaders in the petroleum industry.

The secondary sector is not very competitive. The main activities are tool machinery, transport material and chemical products. The sectors with a good potential are information and communication technologies, bio-technology, aviation industry, renewable energies and defense.

The services sector, which employs three quarters of the active population and contributes three quarters of the GDP, is the driving force behind the economy. London remains Europe's largest financi...

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