The UK's role as the provider of finance expertise to the world, is demonstrated by its status as the leading net exporter of financial services. In 2016-17, the latest full year for which analysis is available, the UK's exports of £78bn heavily outweighed imports of just £17bn.
of UK financial services exports go to the European Union, up from 39% the previous year
This factsheet also looks at the importance of key export markets, finding that Europe remains a key partner, receiving 42% of all UK exports, rising from 39% in the previous year. Key markets within the EU include Germany, France and the Netherlands.
Trade with other key markets including the USA, Japan, India, Canada and Australia has also benefited from steady increases.