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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, June 2021

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 June were released on 12 August 2021.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: June 2021

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: June 2021


Summary

Total exports of goods for June 2021 were £29.3 billion. This was up £1.5 billion (5.5%) compared with last month.

Total imports of goods for June 2021 were £44.6 billion. This was up £5.0 billion (13%) compared with last month.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £15.3 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £3.5 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £11.8 billion.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for June 2021 were £15.8 billion This was an increase of £1.7 billion (12%) on last month.

Non-EU Exports for June 2021 were £13.5 billion. This was an decrease of £0.2 billion (1.3%) on last month.

The USA accounted for 11.8% (£3.5bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 9.2% (£2.7bn) followed by Belgium with 7.2% (£2.1bn), the Netherlands with 6.9% (£2.0bn) and the Republic of Ireland with 6.9% (£2.0bn). The top five export partners accounted for 42% of total exports in goods in June 2021.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for June 2021 were £19.3 billion. This was an increase of £2.2 billion (13%) on last month

Non-EU Imports for June 2021 were £25.3 billion. This was an increase of £2.8 billion (12%) on last month.

China accounted for 11.2% (£5.0bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 10.9% (£4.8bn) followed by the USA 9.3% (£4.1bn) then the Netherlands 6.1% (£2.7bn) and Switzerland 5.1% (£2.3bn). The top five import partner countries accounted for 42.6% of the total value of goods imported in June 2021.


Data

Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics June 2021: import and export data

The following tables contain EU and Non-EU import and export data for April 2021.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics June 2021: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics June 2021: exports


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Trade

UK Overseas Trade in Goods, May 2021

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 May were released on 9 July 2021.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: May 2021

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: May 2021


Summary

Total exports of goods for May 2021 were £27.6 billion. This was down £0.5 billion (1.6%) compared with last month.

Total imports of goods for May 2021 were £39.5 billion. This was up £0.6 billion (1.5%) compared with last month.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £11.9 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £3.0 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £8.9 billion.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for May 2021 were £14.0 billion This was an increase of £0.8 billion (6.4%) on last month.

Non-EU Exports for May 2021 were £13.6 billion. This was an decrease of £1.3 billion (8.7%) on last month.

The USA accounted for 13.5% (£3.7bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 10.3% (£2.8bn) followed by the Netherlands with 7.5% (£2.1bn), France with 6.1% (£1.7bn) and the Republic of Ireland with 6.0% (£1.6bn). The top five export partners accounted for 43.4% of total exports in goods in May 2021.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for May 2021 were £17.0 billion. This was an decrease of £0.2 billion (0.9%) on last month

Non-EU Imports for May 2021 were £22.6 billion. This was an increase of £0.7 billion (3.4%) on last month.

China accounted for 11.1% (£4.5bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 11.0% (£4.4bn) followed by the USA 9.3% (£3.7bn) then the Netherlands 5.8% (£2.3bn) and Belgium 4.2% (£1.7bn). The top five import partner countries accounted for 41.8% of the total value of goods imported in May 2021.


Data

Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics May 2021: import and export data

The following tables contain EU and Non-EU import and export data for April 2021.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics May 2021: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics May 2021: exports


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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, April 2021

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 2021 have recently been released (11 June 2021).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: April 2021

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: April 2021


Summary

Total exports of goods for April 2021 were £28.1 billion. This was down £6.9 billion (20%) compared with last month.

Total imports of goods for April 2021 were £39.1 billion. This was down £2.8 billion (6.6%) compared with last month.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £11.0 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £4.1 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £6.9 billion.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for April 2021 were £13.1 billion This was an decrease of £1.5 billion (10%) on last month.

Non-EU Exports for April 2021 were £14.9 billion. This was an decrease of £5.4 billion (27%) on last month.

The USA accounted for 13.5% (£3.8bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 9.4% (£2.6bn) followed by the Netherlands with 6.4% (£1.8bn), the Republic of Ireland with 5.9% (£1.7bn) and Switzerland with 5.9% (£1.7bn). The top five export partners accounted for 41.1% of total exports in goods in April 2021.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for April 2021 were £17.2 billion. This was an decrease of £3.0 billion (15%) on last month

Non-EU Imports for April 2021 were £21.9 billion. This was an increase of £0.2 billion (1.0%) on last month.

China accounted for 12.1% (£4.7bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 11.4% (£4.4bn) followed by the USA 9.2% (£3.6bn) then the Netherlands 5.4% (£2.1bn) and Belgium 4.5% (£1.8bn). The top five import partner countries accounted for 42.6% of the total value of goods imported in April 2021.


Data

Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics April 2021: import and export data

The following tables contain EU and Non-EU import and export data for April 2021.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics April 2021: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics April 2021: exports


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Trade

UK Overseas Trade in Goods, March 2021

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 March 2021 have recently been released. (12 May 2021).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: March 2021

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: March 2021


Summary

Total exports of goods for March 2021 were £34.9 billion. This was up £8.0 billion (30%) compared with last month.

Total imports of goods for March 2021 were £41.9 billion. This was up £7.0 billion (20%) compared with last month.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £7.0 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £5.7 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £1.3 billion.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for March 2021 were £14.6 billion This was an increase of £2.6 billion (22%) on last month.

Non-EU Exports for March 2021 were £20.4 billion. This was an increase of £4.6 billion (30%) on last month.

Switzerland accounted for 16.3% (£5.7bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. The USA had the second largest proportion accounting for 12.2% (£4.3bn) followed by Germany with 8.7% (£3.0bn), the Netherlands with 5.5% (£1.9bn) and the Republic of Ireland with 5.3% (£1.9bn). The top five export partners accounted for 48% of total exports in goods this month.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for March 2021 were £20.2 billion. This was an increase of £3.9 billion (24%) on last month

Non-EU Imports for March 2021 were £21.6 billion. This was an increase of £3.1 billion (17%) on last month.

China accounted for 13.0% (£5.4bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 12.9% (£5.4bn) followed by the USA 8.5% (£3.6bn) then the Netherlands 6.2% (£2.6bn) and Belgium 4.6% (£1.9bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 45.2% of total UK import value this month.


Data

Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics March 2021: import and export data

The following tables contain EU and Non-EU import and export data for March 2021.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics March 2021: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics March 2021: exports


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Politics

Queens Speech May 2021

The State Opening of Parliament will took place today, Tuesday 11 May. The Queen’s Speech sets out the Government’s agenda for the next session and its plans to “build back better” from the COVID-19 pandemic and level-up opportunities across the country.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/queens-speech-to-be-held-on-11-may

The Queen’s Speech will also confirm the continuation of a number of bills carrying over from this parliamentary year, including the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, the Environment Bill and the Armed Forces Bill. The Government has also already confirmed it will introduce legislation to improve the building safety regulatory regime, reform our asylum system and to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.

In light of the pandemic it is expected that the State Opening will be adapted, with reduced ceremonial elements and attendees to ensure it is COVID-secure.

The Government, Palace and Parliamentary Authorities, together with Public Health England, are working to develop these plans. The State Opening will involve significantly fewer MPs and peers in attendance, a reduced Royal Procession into the Lords Chamber and no diplomatic or non-parliamentary guests.

As is usual, the current session of Parliament will be prorogued ahead of the Queen’s Speech and this time will be used to enable logistical and security preparations for the State Opening of Parliament. The likely date of prorogation will be confirmed in due course.

A No 10 spokesperson said:

While we are still in the middle of a pandemic this Queen’s Speech will look quite different, but it is important we take forward our plans and deliver policies to improve the lives of people across the country through a new Parliamentary session.

We are working closely with Public Health England to ensure arrangements are COVID-secure.

The Queen’s speech in full follows ….