LOCATION

East Midlands

EMA

11th

IMPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£4.6B

IMPORT VALUE 2016

7th

EXPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£4.7B

EXPORT VALUE 2016

INDICATIVE PRICE

~ £1.50-2.75 per pallet

East Midlands Airport is an international airport located in Leicestershire close to Castle Donington. It lies between Derby (14 miles), Nottingham (15 miles) and Leicester (18 miles), so well situated for the industrial heart of the country.

It is a major air cargo hub, in fact the second busiest UK airport for freight traffic in 2015. It's the 11th busiest point of entry in the country for imports and 7th for exports.

As a general rule, high value goods travel by air, low value by sea; and looking at the import data you can see a trend there, and that is reflected in the local warehousing. You need good, secure, high quality warehouses to look after these goods and there's plenty of it about in the East Midlands area.

TOP 10 IMPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Engines and motors, non-electric (other than those of groups 712, 713 and 718); parts, n.e.s., of these engines and motors more info £430M
2 Measuring, checking, analysing and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £380M
3 Aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof more info £320M
4 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 £300M
5 Telecommunications equipment, n.e.s., and parts, n.e.s., and accessories of apparatus falling within division 76 more info £290M
6 Thermionic, cold cathode or photo-cathode valves and tubes (e.g., vacuum or vapour or gas-filled valves and tubes, mercury arc rectifying valves and tubes, cathode-ray tubes, television camera tubes); diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices; light-emitting diodes; mounted piezoelectric crystals; electronic integrated circuits and microassembles; parts thereof more info £230M
7 Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.s. more info £190M
8 Musical instruments and parts and accessories thereof; records, tapes and other sound or similar recordings (excluding goods of groups 763 and 883) more info £180M
9 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines falling withing groups 751 and 752 more info £160M
10 Automatic data-processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, n.e.s. more info £150M

TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Engines and motors, non-electric (other than those of groups 712, 713 and 718); parts, n.e.s., of these engines and motors more info £930M
2 Measuring, checking, analysing and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £550M
3 Telecommunications equipment, n.e.s., and parts, n.e.s., and accessories of apparatus falling within division 76 more info £280M
4 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 £210M
5 Aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof more info £180M
6 Automatic data-processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, n.e.s. more info £160M
7 Thermionic, cold cathode or photo-cathode valves and tubes (e.g., vacuum or vapour or gas-filled valves and tubes, mercury arc rectifying valves and tubes, cathode-ray tubes, television camera tubes); diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices; light-emitting diodes; mounted piezoelectric crystals; electronic integrated circuits and microassembles; parts thereof more info £150M
8 Optical goods, n.e.s. more info £130M
9 Electrical machinery and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £110M
10 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 £93M