Exporting guide to Luxembourg

Overview

Luxembourg is located in Western Europe and has a population of over 600,000 people. It is landlocked, and bordered by Belgium, France and Germany. Despite the relatively small size of the country, the UK has previously exported large amounts goods and services to Luxembourg.

Trade statistics

£10.3 billion total UK exports to Luxembourg for the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

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

17th largest UK export market

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

1.5% of total UK exports for the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

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

Convenience for UK businesses

UK exporters should find business conditions in Luxembourg to be very favourable. English is widely spoken as a business language, and the country shares similar standards and work procedures to the UK. It's also just 2 hours away from London.

Strong service market

Most UK exports to Luxembourg are services. Luxembourg hosts the EU’s financial and legal institutions and is also the European headquarters for Amazon, PayPal and Skype.

Top five UK goods exported to Luxembourg, in the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

Goods Value (£million)
Mechanical power generators (intermediate) 335.1
Plastics in non-primary forms 54.2
Metal ores & scrap 31.7
Miscellaneous electrical goods (intermediate) 25.9
Works of art 17.4

Source: ONS Trade in goods: country-by-commodity exports
Last updated: November 2022
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Top five UK services exported to Luxembourg, in the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

Service Value (£billion)
Financial 5.5
Other Business Services 3.5
Telecommunications, computer and information services 0.3
Construction 0.1
Insurance and Pension 0.1

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

Economic growth

-1.8%

Actual figure (IMF, 2020)
The UK is -9.3% (IMF, 2020, actual figure)

GDP per capita

$117,064

Actual figure (IMF, 2020)
The UK is $41,127 (IMF, 2020, actual figure)

Currency

Euro

Business language

French, German, English

Time zone

GMT +2

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