Exporting guide to Liechtenstein

Overview

Liechtenstein is a relatively small but buoyant market for UK exporters. A free trade agreement (FTA) between the UK and Liechtenstein, along with Norway and Iceland, is now in effect. The FTA recognises the importance of SMEs and contains commitments to co-operate on SME trade and investment opportunities.

Trade statistics

£151.0 million total UK exports to Liechtenstein for the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

106th largest UK export market

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

less than 0.1% of total UK exports for the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

Demand for electrical goods

Electrical goods make up a large percentage of goods exported to Liechtenstein. This is followed by office machinery, scientific instruments, and general industrial machinery

Growing UK services exports

Services make up a large percentage of exports to Liechtenstein and the demand for UK services continues to grow. If you're a UK company specialising in business or financial services in particular, Liechtenstein may be a destination to consider.

Top five UK goods exported to Liechtenstein, in the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

Goods Value (£million)
Miscellaneous electrical goods (intermediate) 10.7
Works of art 1.4
Mineral manufactures 0.8
Scientific instruments (capital) 0.7
Office machinery (capital) 0.5

Source: ONS Trade in goods: country-by-commodity exports
Last updated: July 2022
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Top five UK services exported to Liechtenstein, in the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

Service Value (£million)
Financial 58.0
Transportation 29.0
Other Business Services 16.0
Telecommunications, computer and information services 4.0
Insurance and Pension 2.0

Source: ONS UK trade in services: service type by partner country, non-seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022
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Liechtenstein: at a glance

Currency

Swiss Franc

Business language

German, French, English

Time zone

GMT +1

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