United Kingdom



Companies and jobs

4,796 The number of British companies that export to Mercosur.

82% The share of British companies exporting to Mercosur that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

113,000 The number of jobs in the United Kingdom that EU exports to Mercosur help support.

855,000 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Mercosur help support.


Exports and Imports

20th Mercosur is the United Kingdom's 20th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€ 4.6bn The value of British exports to Mercosur.

€ 4.7bn The value of British imports from Mercosur.


EU trade agreements benefit companies and communities

  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2016 (latest available year). Statistics on firms exporting to Argentina and Brazil, which account for 95% of exports to MERCOSUR countries
  • Jobs: WIOD database, 2011. The jobs figures are underestimates as they refer only to EU exports to Brazil. Estimates for all Mercosur countries are not available.
  • Exports and Imports: Eurostat. Goods and services figures based on latest available data (2017).
    Trade partner ranking is based on goods only.