From January to October, trade between the two countries stood at $56.13 billion, up 7.5 percent year on year.
Britain has replaced the Netherlands as the second largest trade partner with China among all European Union countries.
China's investment in Britain in the past 18 months is greater than it has been in the past three decades. In 2012, the volume of investments, mergers and acquisitions by Chinese enterprises in Britain surpassed $8 billion, accounting for one eighth of China's total outward direct investment.
Britain ranks ninth in foreign direct investment in China, with a volume of $745 million from January to September.
(Source: China's Ministry of Commerce)