The UK manufacturing sector since joining the European Union

Prior to January 1974 the UK had a strong manufacturing industry

Where is the UK strong manufacturing industry now?

Since joining what is now called the European Union, the UK has lost billions in exports, which was the cause of the complete collapse of our manufacturing industry. The result of the collapse also affected the loss of businesses and jobs.

Prior to joining what is now called the European Union the UK was free to negotiate and agree their own deals and agreements with other countries.
Since joining, all negotiations must be carried out by and through the European Union, and any resulting agreements or deals are for them to allocate to member states (Countries).
How much of this trade does the UK get? No even 10%.

Current UK export figures to the EU:

The UK exports £274 billion a year to the EU but we import about £374 billion, a difference is a loss of £100 billion.
If we use a calculation of what the UK exports, split equally between the 27 member states (Countries), it would be about £10 billion per country.
Obviously each member state’s (Countries) imports from the UK would differ.

UK exports to the EU if the UK were to stay.

If the UK were to stay, due to the current deal the current Prime Minister is trying (forcing) MPs to agree to and the future direction of the EU, exports to the EU would cease. The result of this is a loss of £274 billion.

Estimated UK exports to all 58, European Countries

UK export figures if we were able to export without EU interference to all the other 58 counties of Europe.
The figures are calculated on what the estimated equal split would be if we use the £10 billion per country.
Obviously each Countries imports from the UK would differ.
Based on an equal split of £10 billion per country, it would amount to about, £589 billion, an increase of £315 billion, so more manufacturing companies required, and more jobs.
As with any exports you have to buy the raw material, some from other countries, there is an increase in imports, but exports will still increase significantly more than imports.

Estimated UK exports to all commonwealth countries

UK export figures if we were able to export without EU interference to all the other 52 counties of the Commonwealth.
The figures are calculated on what the estimated equal split would be if we use the £10 billion per country.
Obviously each Countries imports from the UK would differ.
Based on an equal split of £10 billion per country, it would amount to about, £528 billion, an increase of £254 billion, so more manufacturing companies required, and more jobs.
As with any exports you have to buy the raw material, some from other countries, there is an increase in imports, but exports will still increase significantly more than imports.

Estimated UK exports to all countries of the world

UK export figures if we were able to export without EU interference to all the other counties of the World.
The figures are calculated on what the estimated equal split would be if we use the £10 billion per country.
Obviously each Countries imports from the UK would differ.
Based on an equal split of £10 billion per country, it would amount to about, £1969 billion, an increase of £1695 billion, significantly more manufacturing companies required, and significantly more jobs.
As with any exports you have to buy the raw material, some from other countries, there is an increase in imports, but exports will still increase significantly more than imports.

As can be seen there is significant benefit for the UK, being free from the EU

 

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