IMPORT VALUE RANK 2018
IMPORT VALUE 2018
EXPORT VALUE RANK 2018
EXPORT VALUE 2018
~ £1.75-3.00 per pallet
The Port of Dover is the cross-channel port situated in Dover, Kent, in the south-east of England. It is the nearest English port to France, at just 34 kilometres (21 mi) away, and is the world's busiest passenger port, with 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year, with an annual turnover of £58.5 million a year.
No surprise that shipping companies such as P&O have warehouses in and around Dover. There are a number of sites along the A20 and up the A2 as you head away from the port towards London. Interestingly, you will see from our import/export data that cargo volumes through the port have dropped dramatically since 2011. This means that there is likely to be excess warehouse space around the area so call Stowga if you are after a bargain.
Did you know that the port has been owned and operated by the Dover Harbour Board, a statutory corporation, since it was formed by Royal Charter in 1606 by King James I? Most of the board members are appointees of the Department for Transport.
Another fun fact is the port has its own private police force, the Port of Dover Police.
TOP 10 IMPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2018
|1||Fruit and nuts (not including oil nuts), fresh or dried more info||£210M|
|2||Medicinal and pharmaceutical products, other than medicaments of group 542 more info||£200M|
|3||Articles of apparel, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted, n.e.s. more info||£150M|
|4||Women's or girls' coats, capes, jackets, suits, trousers, shorts, shirts, dresses and skirts, underwear, nightwear and similar articles of textile fabrics, not knitted or crocheted (other than those of subgroup 845.2) more info||£100M|
|5||Medicaments (including veterinary medicaments) more info||£89M|
|6||Women's or girls' coats, capes, jackets, suits, trousers, shorts, shirts, dresses and skirts, underwear, nightwear and similar articles of textile fabrics, knitted or crocheted (other than those of subgroup 845.2) more info||£47M|
|7||Clothing accessories, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted (other than those for babies) more info||£38M|
|8||Rotating electric plant and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info||£25M|
|9||Electrical machinery and apparatus, n.e.s. more info||£24M|
|10||Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783 more info||£12M|
TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2018
|1||Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars more info||£11M|
|2||Printed matter more info||£4.9M|
|3||Edible products and preparations, n.e.s. more info||£3.7M|
|4||Motor vehicles for the transport of goods and special-purpose motor vehicles more info||£3.7M|
|5||Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (e.g., switches, relays, fuses, lightning arresters, voltage limiters, surge suppressors, plugs and sockets, lamp-holders and junction boxes); electrical resistors (including rheostats and potentiometers), other than heating resistors; printed circuits; boards, panels (including numerical control panels), consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases, equipped with two or more apparatus for switching, protecting or for making connections to or in electrical circuits, for electric control or the distribution of electricity (excluding swithching apparatus of subgroup 764.1) more info||£3M|
|6||Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings more info||£2.8M|
|7||Non-ferrous base metal waste and scrap, n.e.s. more info||£2.7M|
|8||Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressure-reducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves more info||£2.7M|
|9||Articles, n.e.s., of plastics more info||£2.6M|
|10||Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783 more info||£2.4M|