The US is the UK’s biggest trading partner

The US is the world’s largest single-country economy. Our languages are similar. US legal and financial systems are comparable with those of the UK.

According to the UK Government’s Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom exports of goods and services to the United States of America in the four quarters ended June 31, 2023 were £188.5 billion, making it by far the UK’s largest export market.


The 2023 estimate of the population of the United Kingdom was 68,138,484. The 2023 estimated population of the United States 339,665,118 (2023 est.).

Big Businesses

Statista lists the 100 largest companies in the world:
60 are in the US and five (Unilever, HSBC, Linde,Shell, AstraZeneca) are in the UK. (Linde plc is a global chemical company founded in Germany and, since 2018, domiciled in Ireland and headquartered in the United Kingdom.)

Small Businesses

UK Government statistics indicate the number of private sector businesses in the UK at the start of 2021 was 5.6 million of which 5.5 million businesses were small (0 to 49 employees), 35,600 businesses were medium-sized (50 to 249 employees) and 7,700 businesses were large (250 or more employees).

Small businesses are generally defined by the US Small Business Association (SBA) as independent businesses having fewer than 500 employees. Based on SBA’s definition, there are 33.2 million small businesses in America, which account for 99.9 percent of all US companies.

Public Sector

UK Government spending in 2020 was estimated to be $1.362 trillion. US Government spending in 2020 was estimated to be $7.647 trillion.


About ExportAction

We work with UK companies selling products and services to consumers, business, and the public sector.

We do in the US almost everything a UK company does for itself in the UK: company formation, appointment of accountant and attorney, opening of electronic business bank account, address, telephone, office services including bookkeeping, payroll, secretarial and administration, product fulfillment.

The client testimonials in this website are verbatim and unsolicited.


Office Services

Well appointed and equipped conference rooms are available for ExportAction clients. “Hot desks” and workstations are also available for longer-term reservation. In our experience, visitors will receive a better welcome than with virtual offices. We care about our clients and want them to succeed.


Professional Services

ExportAction provides a comprehensive suite of professional services tailored for international trade. From expert financial management and legal counsel to assistance in setting up secure banking accounts and tailored insurance coverage, we ensure seamless global operations. With ExportAction, clients receive all-encompassing support for their international business endeavors.


Warehouse Services

ExportAction extends its expertise to warehouse services, ensuring efficient management of inventory and logistics. Our Stock-Pick-Pack-Ship solution streamlines order fulfillment, from picking items to packing and shipping. Additionally, our collections and deliveries service facilitates smooth movement of goods. Our product return management system ensures hassle-free processing of returns, maintaining customer satisfaction and enhancing operational efficiency.


* All the testimonials in this website were unsolicited and verbatim.


Contact ExportAction

Contact ExportAction by email. We will send you a link to our US Business Thesaurus without charge or obligation and offer a conference call (or Teams or Zoom) at a time convenient for you.