The Wall Street Journal has created a series of data visualizations illustrating the trade balance between the United Kingdom and the European Union across different markets and industries to highlight the challenges the United Kingdom could face if it fails to negotiate a post-Brexit free-trade deal with the EU. The visualizations show the balance of imports and exports between the UK and EU member nations for key industries, including tourism, automobiles, and pharmaceutical products. The UK imports £291 billion worth of goods and services from the EU, but its exports to the EU total £222.4, giving it a negative trade balance of £68.5 billion.
Visualizing the Stakes of the UK-EU Trade Challenge
Matthew Beckwith is a policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation. Previously, Matt worked as an analyst in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. Prior to that, he worked as an intern at the White House, as well as a speechwriting and policy intern on the O'Malley for President 2016 campaign. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston College.