Key facts about the UK as an international financial centre 2018

The UK remains the world’s leading net exporter of financial services, generating an industry trade surplus of £68bn (equivalent to $88bn) in 2017, nearly equal to the next three leading net exporting countries combined (the US, Switzerland, and Luxembourg).

When related professional services, such as legal, accounting and business advice, are added, the UK’s combined financial and related professional services trade surplus was around £83bn ($107bn).

The annual ‘Key facts about the UK as an international financial centre’ report reveals about 44% of this trade surplus was generated by trade with the EU, 19% by the US, and 3% by Japan and Switzerland respectively, with the remainder generated by other countries.