British Currency Exchange Rate

What British currency exchange rate conversions can you get?

Look at the tables below for at-a-glance comparison of British Pound (GBP) conversions.

Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben
is the nickname of the large bell in the clock tower)
(photo courtesy CIA World Factbook)

Britain, Houses of Parliament

There are tables of British currency conversions for exchange rates for countries in the following geographic areas:

  • Major Markets
  • European Countries
  • All Countries

British Currency

The currency used in Britain is the Pound (£), sometimes known in financial trading as Pound Sterling.

A quick look down the tables will show you one column with the local currency value of one British Pound (GBP) and one column with the value of one unit of the local currency in British Pounds.

Eilean Donan Castle, built in 1220,
near Kyle of Lockalsh, Scotland
(photo courtesy CIA World Factbook)

Eilean Donal Castle, Scotland

Key Trading Partners with Britain (Export and Import)

According the World Factbook, there were approximately $481 billion (US Dollars) worth of exports from Britain (United Kingdom) in 2012, which consisted mainly of manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals, and food, beverages and tobacco.


$481.0 billion (2012 est.)
$479.2 billion (2011 est.)
$410.9 billion (2010 est.)
$356.4 billion (2009 est.)

Imports to the country were valued at approximately $646 billion in 2011, mainly manufactured goods, machinery, fuels, and foodstuffs.


$646.0 billion (2012 est.)
$639.0 billion (2011 est.)
$563.3 billion (2010 est.)
$484.9 billion (2009 est.)

The following list shows the most important trading partners with Britain for both exports and imports by percentage value.

Exports - partners:

  • Germany 11.6%, US 10.6%, Netherlands 8.4%, France 7.8%, Ireland 6.4%, Belgium 5.7% (2011)
  • US 11.4%, Germany 11.2%, Netherlands 8.5%, France 7.7%, Ireland 6.8%, Belgium 5.4% (2010)
  • US 14.7%, Germany 11.1%, France 8%, Netherlands 7.8%, Ireland 6.9%, Belgium 4.7% (2009)

Imports - partners:

  • Germany 13.2%, China 8.7%, Netherlands 7.5%, US 6.1%, France 6%, Norway 5%, Belgium 5% (2011)
  • Germany 13.1%, China 9.1%, Netherlands 7.5%, France 6.1%, US 5.8%, Norway 5.5%, Belgium 4.9% (2010)
  • Germany 12.9%, US 9.7%, China 8.9%, Netherlands 7%, France 6.7%, Belgium 4.9%, Norway 4.8% (2009)

Source: CIA World Factbook

Exchange Rate Table of Key Trading Partners
Major Markets against British Pound (GBP)

Market Data:

Exchange Rate Table of European region Countries
against British Pound (GBP)

Market Data:

Exchange Rate Table of All Countries
against British Pound (GBP)

Market Data:

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