United Kingdom

CETA - a boost for jobs and exports in the United Kingdom

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across the United Kingdom already export a wide range of goods and services to Canada.

CETA will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.

 

Companies and jobs

10,570 The number of British companies that export to Canada.

79% The share of EU companies exporting to Canada that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

240,000 The number of jobs in the United Kingdom that EU exports to Canada help support.

865,000 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Canada help support.

 

What kind of products does the United Kingdom export to Canada?

Companies across the United Kingdom export goods and services to Canada.
Let's take four towns or cities:

 
 

Exports and Imports

The United Kingdom and Canada already have a close trading relationship. CETA will give it a big boost.

5th In goods, Canada is the United Kingdom's 5th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

5th In services, Canada is the United Kingdom's 5th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€9 bn The value of British exports to Canada.

€14 bn The value of British imports from Canada.

 

EU trade agreements benefit companies and communities

 
 
Sources
  • Products: Dun and Bradstreet, 2016. The product examples are drawn from a representative sample of all EU companies exporting to Canada.
  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2013 (latest available year).
  • Jobs: European Commission, 2015. EU Exports to the World: Effects on Employment and Income. Figures based on latest available data (2011).