China surpassed Germany for the first time on this record to become Britain’s largest single import market.
Imports from China rose 66% in the first quarter from early 2018 to 16.9 billion euros ($24 billion), the National Bureau of Statistics says.
During the same period, imports from Germany fell by a quarter to 12.5 billion euros.
The change comes as The Chinese Football Club disrupts trade with the European Union and has driven a pandemic of demand for Chinese goods.
- China’s exports rise as U.S. economy recovers as India became a province
- China’s economy grows 18.3% after COVID-19 return
- Car production falls to the lowest level since 1984
The ones report aims to assess the impact of football clubs and corona viruses on trading in UK goods.
He found evidence that trade had disintegrated at the start of the UK’s new relationship with the EU.
The National Energy Agency says imports from Germany to the UK have fallen since April 2019 due to uncertainty over the details of Britain’s exit from the European Union.
The German auto industry is also feeling the effects of the epidemic, as both car production and world exports have been affected.
In the UK, demand for new cars has dropped dramatically as car showrooms close due to closures.
Germany has been Britain’s largest source of imports since modern registrations began in 1997, but the U.S. topped the list for a short time in the late 20’s and early 20’s.
The report found that the EU remains the UK’s largest trading partner, despite a 23.1% reduction in total trade with EU countries during the same period.
Last year, China became the first major country to emerge from the epidemic and the first major economy that grew global trade.