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8. East Midlands

In 2015 around 20% of Gross Value Added in the East Midlands was earned in the public sector and 16% in production industries. Both sectors mainly involve low-skilled labour. The region is trying to grow its economy but it remains one of the UK’s less-developed regions.

Population: 4,8 million
Surface area: 15.630 km2
Major cities: Leicester, Nottingham & Derby

Map

Nottingham
Leicester
Derby

Economy

Gross value added  (2017): £104,243 million (£21,845 per capita)

Import (2017)
Value: 10,3% of total UK import
Main partners: Germany, Netherlands, Belgium
Main products: machinery & transport equipment, chemicals

Export (2017)
Value: 8,8% of total UK export
Main partners: United States, Germany, Belgium
Main products: machinery & transport equipment, chemicals

Important universities

Major airports                  

Major harbours                    

Loughborough University East Midlands Airport Port of Wisbech
University of Leicester
University of Nottingham