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Top 10 UK exports

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The top ten UK exports accounted for 74.6 per cent of the overall value of its global shipments in 2013, according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Database.

Furthermore, exports accounted for 22.7 per cent of total UK economic output.

  1. Pearls, gems, precious metals and coins: £58,544,016,505 (18 per cent of total exports)
  2. Machinery: $70,364,012,000 (13%)
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: £42,316,564,997 (11.5 per cent)
  4. Vehicles excluding trains and streetcars: £29,842,769,695 (9.2 per cent)
  5. Pharmaceutical products: £19,400,359,207 (six per cent)
  6. Electronic equipment: £18,615,930,240 (5.8 per cent)
  7. Optical, technical and medical apparatus: £11,147,461,930 (3.4 per cent)
  8. Aircraft and spacecraft: £10,589,936,289 (3.3 per cent)
  9. Organic chemicals: £7,691,241,858 (2.4 per cent)
  10. Plastics: £7,218,461,794 (2.2 per cent)

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