LOCATION

Manchester Airport

MAN

15th

IMPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£3B

IMPORT VALUE 2016

10th

EXPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£3.5B

EXPORT VALUE 2016

INDICATIVE PRICE

~ £1.00-2.00 per pallet

Manchester airport is the third busiest passanger airport in the UK. For freight it is the fifth busiest in the UK behind Heathrow, East Midlands, Stansted and Gatwick.

Manchester Airport has a World Freight Terminal, serving cargo-only freighter services and cargo carried on regular passenger flights. There is 5,500,000 sq ft (510,000 m2) of warehouse and office space on site, including a chilled unit for frozen products and a border inspection post.

The airport is a 20-minute drive from Manchester city centre along the M56 motorway. There are warehouses along the minor local roads serving the airport from the north (Wythenshawe) and the east (Heald Green). The M56/A538 road junction serves the World Freight Terminal, to the west of the airport. The A538 runs east-west serving the local towns of Altrincham and Wilmslow, and further afield there is the M60 ringroad where Stowga have a huge amount of warehouses available. Lots are run by logistics and transport companies and there is every possible type of storage solution available in Manchester, particulalrly around the Trafford Park area as well as in the nearby towns of Stockport, Ashton-under-Lyne, Oldham, Rochdale, Bolton and Bury.

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 £500M
2 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 £210M
3 Telecommunications equipment, n.e.s., and parts, n.e.s., and accessories of apparatus falling within division 76 more info £180M
4 Measuring, checking, analysing and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £150M
5 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 £120M
6 Electrical machinery and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £110M
7 Articles of apparel, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted, n.e.s. more info £91M
8 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 £79M
9 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 £77M
10 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 £65M

TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Medicaments (including veterinary medicaments) more info £1B
2 Medicinal and pharmaceutical products, other than medicaments of group 542 more info £190M
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 £180M
4 Measuring, checking, analysing and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £180M
5 Miscellaneous chemical products, n.e.s. more info £170M
6 Organo-inorganic compounds, heterocyclic compounds, nucleic acids and their salts, and sulphonamides more info £99M
7 Aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof more info £95M
8 Telecommunications equipment, n.e.s., and parts, n.e.s., and accessories of apparatus falling within division 76 more info £93M
9 Electrical machinery and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £72M
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 £68M