Sales of all goods/products to China from Jul 2016 to Apr 2017 accounted for £1.09 billion, which were carried out in 38,245 shipments.
Trades that were worth less than £1 million accounted for £1,093.7 million of this total, which were carried out in 36,698 shipments.
This means that if we exclude the top 4.04% of shipments, the rest had an average value of just £29,803.40. The breakdown of these smaller trades is shown in the chart on the right for the top 10 categories.
22,486 shipments went by air (52% of them via London Heathrow) and the other 14,460 went via sea ports.
3.9% of the shipments used customs special procedures (Inward Processing or Outward Processing Relief or Re-exports). Most shipments of goods to most destinations do not use these special procedures.
The top 10 categories of goods for smaller shipments (below £320k, and between £320k and £1m) to China are shown below.
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