List of the largest trading partners of the European Union

According to the European Commission Directorate-General for Trade. The 10 largest trading partners of the European Union with their total trade (sum of imports and exports) in millions of euro for calendar year 2020 are as follows. In the table, a positive trade balance means that the EU exports more than it imports from the given country.[1]

  Top 10 (2010)
  Top 20 (2010)

With United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union, United Kingdom enters the top ten partners of the EU-27. These figures do not include foreign direct investment or trade in services, but only trade in goods.

EU-27 trade after Brexit (2020 in billion euros)
Rank Country/district Exports Imports Total trade Trade balance
1 China202.5383.5586181
2 United States353202555150.9
3 United Kingdom277.5167.2444.7110.3
4  Switzerland142.4108.625133.8
5 Russia7995.2174.216.2
6 Turkey69.962.6132.57.3
7 Japan54.554.9109.40.4
8 Norway48.642.390.96.3
9 South Korea45.344.189.41.2
10 India32.

See also


  1. Top Trading Partners: Client and Supplier Countries of the EU28 in Merchandise Trade (value %) (2020, excluding intra-EU trade). Accessed 16 February 2021