HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) collects the UK’s international trade in goods data for Non-EU and EU trade with the UK. These are published on a monthly basis and figures for April 2020 have recently been released. (12 June 2020).
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Total exports of goods for April 2020 were £24.3 billion.
Total imports of goods for April 2020 were £30.5 billion.
The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £6.2 billion.
For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £3.7 billion.
For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £2.5 billion.
Imports to the UK
EU Imports for April 2020 were £13.8 billion.
Non-EU Imports for April 2020 were £16.7 billion.
The USA accounted for 12.4% (£3.8bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. China had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 10.4% (£3.2bn) followed by Germany 10.2% (£3.1bn), the Netherlands 8.3% (£2.5bn) and Russia 5.8% (£1.8bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 47.1% of total UK import value this month.
Exports from the UK
EU Exports for April 2020 were £10.1 billion
Non-EU Exports for April 2020 were £14.2 billion.
Switzerland accounted for 14.9% (£3.6bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. The USA had the second largest proportion accounting for 13.2% (£3.2bn) followed by Germany with 10.3% (£2.5bn), The Netherlands with 5.9% (£1.4bn) and the Irish Republic with 5.7% (£1.4bn). The top five export partners accounted for 50% of total exports in goods this month.
Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.
The following tables contain EU and Non-EU import and export data for April 2020.