LOCATION

Dover

DOV

22nd

IMPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£1.4B

IMPORT VALUE 2016

34th

EXPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£210M

EXPORT VALUE 2016

INDICATIVE PRICE

~ £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 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Medicinal and pharmaceutical products, other than medicaments of group 542 more info £320M
2 Articles of apparel, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted, n.e.s. more info £200M
3 Medicaments (including veterinary medicaments) more info £170M
4 Fruit and nuts (not including oil nuts), fresh or dried more info £120M
5 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 £120M
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 £63M
7 Clothing accessories, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted (other than those for babies) more info £33M
8 Men's or boys' coats, capes, jackets, suits, blazers, trousers, shorts, shirts, underwear, nightwear and similar articles of textile fabrics, not knitted or crocheted (other than those of subgroup 845.2) more info £26M
9 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783 more info £19M
10 Measuring, checking, analysing and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £17M

TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
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 £20M
2 Silver, platinum and other metals of the platinum group more info £19M
3 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 £13M
4 Internal combustion piston engines and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £13M
5 Plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics more info £7.4M
6 Manufactures of base metal, n.e.s. more info £5.7M
7 Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings more info £5.1M
8 Other machinery and equipment specialized for particular industries; parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £5.1M
9 Ores and concentrates of precious metals; waste, scrap and sweepings of precious metals (other than of gold) more info £4.4M
10 Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel more info £4.3M
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