LOCATION

Swansea

SWA

65th

IMPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£40M

IMPORT VALUE 2016

78th

EXPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£800K

EXPORT VALUE 2016

INDICATIVE PRICE

~ £1.25-2.50 per pallet

Swansea lies at the far end of the M4 and is an important city for trade because of its port. The Swansea docks are located immediately south east of the city centre. In the mid-19th century the port was exporting 60% of the world's copper from factories situated in the Tawe valley. Times have changed but the port is undergoing re-development into a new urban area branded the SA1 Swansea Waterfront.

Considerable amounts of dry bulk, steel, minerals and wood is shipped through the port. There is 160,000sq ft of warehousing down at the port and outside the city are a wide range of warehousing options catering for all sorts of logistics requirements. There are a number of 3PLs, and specialists in food and drink for chilled storage. There is a site for hazardous materials, as well as several for medical (MHRA) along the M4 towards Cardiff.

TOP 10 IMPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Structures and parts of structures, n.e.s., of iron, steel or aluminium more info £19M
2 Pulp and waste paper more info £12M
3 Power-generating machinery and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £6M
4 Fertilizers (other than those of group 272) more info £2.6M
5 Nails, screws, nuts, bolts, rivets and the like, of iron, steel, copper or aluminium more info £74K
6 Manufactures of base metal, n.e.s. more info £63K
7 Civil engineering and contractors' plant and equipment; parts thereof more info £60K
8 Nickel more info £22K
9 Made-up articles, wholly or chiefly of textile materials, n.e.s. more info £960

TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total