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For the first time, China exports more to the UK than Germany

In the wake of Brexit and the Covid pandemic, China has moved ahead of Germany as Britain’s biggest import market. Overall, exports from Germany to Britain fell by 11.8 percent in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period three years ago, the UK statistics office said on Wednesday. Accordingly, the goods deliveries from the Federal Republic in the first quarter amounted to about £12.5 billion (about €14.4 billion). In the same three-year period, imports from China rose by almost 66 percent, according to the office. In the first quarter, Chinese imports amounted to around £16.9 billion (€19.5 billion), representing just over 16 percent of total British imports of goods in the period.

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