Britain imported more goods from China than from any other country in the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
Britain imported goods worth 11 billion pounds (about 14.8 billion U.S. dollars) from China. The proportion of its imports received from China increased from 8.6 percent in the first quarter (Q1) to 13.4 percent in Q2 2020.
“This was the first quarter that China accounted for the largest proportion of UK imports of goods,” the ONS said.
Electrical machinery was the largest commodity group imported from China, making up 35.2 percent of all goods imports. It was also the second-largest commodity group in Q1, the ONS added.