LOCATION

London Gatwick Airport

LGW

43rd

IMPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£250M

IMPORT VALUE 2016

27th

EXPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£540M

EXPORT VALUE 2016

INDICATIVE PRICE

~ £1.75-3.00 per pallet

Gatwick is the UK's second-largest international airport and the second-busiest by total passenger traffic (after Heathrow). The airport is the 9th busiest airport in Europe and the 37th busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic.

Not as much cargo is imported through Gatwick as you might think. The data science team at Stowga report that it is only the 42nd busiest hub in the UK in terms of volume of imports and 32nd for exports. However, due to the infrastructure there and the proximity to London (30 miles), there are still are large amount of warehouse specialists and logistics firms to be found nearby. Within a couple of miles there are several 3PLs with warehouse space availabe for short and long term rentals, and who can provide value add services and other supply chain solutions. There is also some BRC accredited warehouses for food and drink and one MHRA accredited site for medical goods.

TOP 10 IMPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof more info £96M
2 Measuring, checking, analysing and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £57M
3 Vegetables, fresh, chilled, frozen or simply preserved (including dried leguminous vegetables); roots, tubers and other edible vegetable products, n.e.s., fresh or dried more info £12M
4 Fish, fresh (live or dead), chilled or frozen more info £8.8M
5 Fruit and nuts (not including oil nuts), fresh or dried more info £7.1M
6 Telecommunications equipment, n.e.s., and parts, n.e.s., and accessories of apparatus falling within division 76 more info £6.1M
7 Pumps (other than pumps for liquids), air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters; centrifuges; filtering or purifying apparatus; parts thereof more info £4.2M
8 Jewellery, goldsmiths' and silversmiths' wares, and other articles of precious or semiprecious materials, n.e.s. more info £4.2M
9 Crude vegetable materials, n.e.s. more info £3.1M
10 Motor cycles (including mopeds) and cycles, motorized and non-motirized; invalid carriages more info £2.9M

TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof more info £320M
2 Measuring, checking, analysing and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £24M
3 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 £20M
4 Fish, fresh (live or dead), chilled or frozen more info £11M
5 Medicaments (including veterinary medicaments) more info £11M
6 Telecommunications equipment, n.e.s., and parts, n.e.s., and accessories of apparatus falling within division 76 more info £9.6M
7 Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques more info £8.9M
8 Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings more info £8.3M
9 Jewellery, goldsmiths' and silversmiths' wares, and other articles of precious or semiprecious materials, n.e.s. more info £7.2M
10 Miscellaneous chemical products, n.e.s. more info £7M
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