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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, March 2020

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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 2020 have recently been released. (13 May 2020).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: March 2020

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: March 2020

Summary

Total exports of goods for March 2020 were £28.8 billion.

Total imports of goods for March 2020 were £41.7 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £12.9 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £8.2 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £4.8 billion.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for March 2020 were £21.3 billion.

Non-EU Imports for March 2020 were £20.4 billion.

Germany accounted for 12.9% (£5.4bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. The USA had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 11.1% (£4.7bn) followed by the Netherlands 8.5% (£3.5bn), China 5.5% (£2.3bn) and Belgium 5.5% (£2.3bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 43.5% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for March 2020 were £13.1 billion

Non-EU Exports for March 2020 were £15.7 billion.

The USA accounted for 14.3% (£4.1bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 10.1% (£2.9bn) followed by the Irish Republic with 6.1% (£1.8bn), France with 6.1% (£1.8bn) and the Netherlands with 5.9% (£1.7bn). The top five export partners accounted for 42.5% of total exports in goods this month.


Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics March 2020: import and export data

The following tables contain EU and Non-EU import and export data for March 2020.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics March 2020: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics March 2020: exports

UK Overseas Trade in Goods, February 2020

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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 February 2020 have recently been released. (09 April 2020).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: February 2020

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: February 2020

Summary

Total exports of goods for February 2020 were £27.2 billion.

Total imports of goods for February 2020 were £39.0 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £11.8 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £5.9 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £5.9 billion.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for February 2020 were £19.4 billion.

Non-EU Imports for February 2020 were £19.6 billion.

Germany accounted for 12.8% (£5.0bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. The USA had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 11.2% (£4.3bn) followed by China 7.5% (£2.9bn), the Netherlands 7.1% (£2.8bn) and France 5.5% (£2.2bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 44.1% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for February 2020 were £13.5 billion

Non-EU Exports for February 2020 were £13.7 billion.

The USA accounted for 13.7% (£3.7bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 11.9% (£3.2bn) followed by the Netherlands with 7.3% (£2.0bn), France with 6.9% (£1.9bn) and the Irish Republic with 5.6% (£1.5bn). The top five export partners accounted for 45.4% of total exports in goods this month.


Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics February 2020: import and export data

The following tables contain EU and Non-EU import and export data for February 2020.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics February 2020: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics February 2020: exports

UK Overseas Trade in Goods, January 2020

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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 January 2020 have recently been released. (11 March 2020).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: January 2020

A summary is provided in a document available at

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: January 2020

Summary

Total exports of goods for January 2020 were £28.1 billion.

Total imports of goods for January 2020 were £41.6 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £13.5 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £5.9 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £7.6 billion.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for January 2020 were £19.4 billion.

Non-EU Imports for January 2020 were £22.2 billion.

Germany accounted for 11.6% (£4.8bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. The USA had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 10.2% (£4.3bn) followed by China 10.0% (£4.1bn), the Netherlands 7.5% (£3.1bn) and France 4.4% (£1.8bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 43.7% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for January 2020 were £13.6 billion

Non-EU Exports for January 2020 were £14.5 billion.

The USA accounted for 16.7% (£4.7bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion, accounting for 11.1% (£3.1bn), followed by, France with 7.2% (£2.0bn), the Irish Republic with 6.2% (£1.7bn) and the Netherlands with 6.1% (1.7bn). The top five export partners accounted for 47.3% of total exports in goods this month.


Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics January 2020: import and export data

The following tables contain EU and Non-EU import and export data for January 2020.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics January 2020: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics January 2020: exports

UK overseas trade in goods, December 2019

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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 December 2019 have recently been released. (13 February 2020).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: December 2019

A summary is provided in a document available at

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: December 2019

Summary

Total exports of goods for December 2019 were £30.5 billion.

Total imports of goods for December 2019 were £38.3 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £7.8 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £5.8 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £2.0 billion.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for December 2019 were £18.5 billion.

Non-EU Imports for December 2019 were £19.8 billion.

Germany accounted for 12.2% (£4.7bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. The USA had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 9.9% (£3.8bn) followed by China 8.2% (£3.2bn), the Netherlands 7.4% (£2.9bn) and France 5.5% (£2.1bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 43.2% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for December 2019 were £12.7 billion

Non-EU Exports for December 2019 were £17.8 billion.

The USA accounted for 18.4% (£5.6bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion, accounting for 9.1% (£2.8bn), followed by China with 6.8% (£2.1bn), France with 6.2% (£1.9bn), and the Irish Republic at 6.1% (£1.9bn). The top five export partners accounted for 46.6% of total exports in goods this month.


Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics December 2019: import and export data

The following tables contain EU and Non-EU import and export data for December 2019.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics December 2019: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics December 2019: exports

and finally …

The UK left the European Union at 11:00 pm GMT on 31 January 2020.

The UK has now entered a Transition Period with the European Union during which the UK will no longer be a member of the European Union but will continue to be subject to European Union rules and remain a member of its single market and customs union.

UK MEPs have left the European Union Parliament, and the UK will no longer attend European Union Council meetings. During the transition period, freedom of movement will remain in place and citizens’ rights will continue unaffected until the end of the period. In addition, the UK will still be subject to European Union law and the rulings of the European Union Court of Justice throughout the period.

The transition period will last until 31 December 2020 and allows time for the UK and European Union to determine their on-going future relationship, particularly in respect of Trade and Co-operation.

The Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) was a ministerial department from 14 July 2016 to 31 January 2020. It was responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the European Union and has now been closed.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-exiting-the-european-union

In leaving the European Union, the Prime Minister made the following statement to the nation:

Tonight we are leaving the European Union.

For many people this is an astonishing moment of hope, a moment they thought would never come

And there are many of course who feel a sense of anxiety and loss

And then of course there is a third group – perhaps the biggest – who had started to worry that the whole political wrangle would never come to an end

I understand all those feelings, and our job as the government – my job – is to bring this country together now and take us forward

And the most important thing to say tonight is that this is not an end but a beginning

This is the moment when the dawn breaks and the curtain goes up on a new act in our great national drama

And yes it is partly about using these new powers – this recaptured sovereignty – to deliver the changes people voted for

Whether that is by controlling immigration or creating freeports or liberating our fishing industry or doing free trade deals

Or simply making our laws and rules for the benefit of the people of this country

And of course I think that is the right and healthy and democratic thing to do

Because for all its strengths and for all its admirable qualities, the EU has evolved over 50 years in a direction that no longer suits this country

And that is a judgment that you, the people, have now confirmed at the polls

Not once but twice

And yet this moment is far bigger than that

It is not just about some legal extrication

It is potentially a moment of real national renewal and change

This is the dawn of a new era in which we no longer accept that your life chances – your family’s life chances – should depend on which part of the country you grow up in

This is the moment when we really begin to unite and level up

Defeating crime, transforming our NHS, and with better education, with superb technology

And with the biggest revival of our infrastructure since the Victorians

We will spread hope and opportunity to every part of the UK

And if we can get this right I believe that with every month that goes by we will grow in confidence not just at home but abroad

And in our diplomacy, in our fight against climate change,

In our campaigns for human rights or female education or free trade we will rediscover muscles that we have not used for decades

The power of independent thought and action

Not because we want to detract from anything done by our EU friends – of course not

We want this to be the beginning of a new era of friendly cooperation

Between the EU and an energetic Britain.

A Britain that is simultaneously a great European power

And truly global in our range and ambitions

And when I look at this country’s incredible assets

Our scientists, our engineers, our world-leading universities, our armed forces

When I look at the potential of this country waiting to be unleashed

I know that we can turn this opportunity into a stunning success

And whatever the bumps in the road ahead

I know that we will succeed

We have obeyed the people

We have taken back the tools of self-government

Now is the time to use those tools to unleash the full potential of this brilliant country and to make better the lives of everyone in every corner of our United Kingdom.

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