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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, December 2020

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 2020 have recently been released. (12 February 2021).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: December 2020

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: December 2020


Summary

Total exports of goods for December 2020 were £28.2 billion.

Total imports of goods for December 2020 were £44.8 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £16.5 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £9.5 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £7.1 billion.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for December 2020 were £22.5 billion.

Non-EU Imports for December 2020 were £22.3 billion.

Germany accounted for 12.3% (£5.5bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. China had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 11.8% (£5.3bn) followed by the USA 7.8% (£3.5bn) then the Netherlands 7.6% (£3.4bn) and Belgium 5.4% (£2.4bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 44.9% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for December 2020 were £13.0 billion

Non-EU Exports for December 2020 were £15.2 billion.

The USA accounted for 14.1% (£4.0bn) 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 Irish Republic with 8.4% (£2.4bn), the Netherlands with 6.2% (£1.7bn) and France with 5.8% (£1.6bn). The top five export partners accounted for 43.9% of total exports in goods this month.


Data

Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

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

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

UK overseas trade in goods statistics December 2020: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics December 2020: exports


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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, November 2020

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 November 2020 have recently been released. (15 January 2021).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: November 2020

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: November 2020

Summary

Total exports of goods for November 2020 were £29.2 billion.

Total imports of goods for November 2020 were £48.7 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £19.4 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £8.5 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £10.9 billion.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for November 2020 were £23.4 billion.

Non-EU Imports for November 2020 were £25.2 billion.

China accounted for 12.8% (£6.2bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 11.9% (£5.8bn) followed by the USA 8.4% (£4.1bn) then the Netherlands 7.4% (£3.6bn) and Belgium 4.8% (£2.3bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 45.3% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for November 2020 were £14.9 billion

Non-EU Exports for November 2020 were £14.3 billion.

The USA accounted for 14.3% (£4.2bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 11.2% (£3.3bn) followed by the Irish Republic with 9.0% (£2.6bn), the Netherlands with 7.5% (£2.2bn) and France with 5.4% (£1.6bn). The top five export partners accounted for 47.4% of total exports in goods this month.


Data

Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

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

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

UK overseas trade in goods statistics November 2020: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics November 2020: exports


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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, October 2020

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 October 2020 have recently been released. (10 December 2020).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: October 2020

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: October 2020

Summary

Total exports of goods for October 2020 were £28.7 billion.

Total imports of goods for October 2020 were £49.5 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £20.9 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £8.4 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £12.5 billion.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for October 2020 were £22.3 billion.

Non-EU Imports for October 2020 were £27.2 billion.

China accounted for 13.3% (£6.6bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 11.5% (£5.7bn) followed by the USA 7.9% (£3.9bn) then the Netherlands 6.6% (£3.2bn) and France 4.6% (£2.3bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 43.2% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for October 2020 were £14.0 billion

Non-EU Exports for October 2020 were £14.7 billion.

The USA accounted for 12.6% (£3.3bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 9.9% (£2.6bn) followed by the Irish Republic with 7.4% (£1.9bn), France with 6.7% (£1.7bn) and the Netherlands with 5.8% (£1.5bn). The top five export partners accounted for 42.4% of total exports in goods this month.


Data

Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

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

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

UK overseas trade in goods statistics October 2020: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics October 2020: exports


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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, September 2020

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 September 2020 have recently been released. (12 November 2020).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: September 2020

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: September 2020

Summary

Total exports of goods for September 2020 were £25.9 billion.

Total imports of goods for September 2020 were £50.0 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £24.1 billion.

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

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £15.2 billion.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for September 2020 were £21.5 billion.

Non-EU Imports for September 2020 were £28.5 billion.

China accounted for 11.8% (£5.9bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 11.5% (£5.8bn) followed by the USA 7.8% (£3.9bn), Russia 6.2% (£3.1bn) and the Netherlands 6.4% (£2.6bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 43.2% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for September 2020 were £12.6 billion

Non-EU Exports for September 2020 were £13.3 billion.

The USA accounted for 12.6% (£3.3bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 9.9% (£2.6bn) followed by the Irish Republic with 7.4% (£1.9bn), France with 6.7% (£1.7bn) and the Netherlands with 5.8% (£1.5bn). The top five export partners accounted for 42.4% of total exports in goods this month.


Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

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

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

UK overseas trade in goods statistics September 2020: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics September 2020: exports


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UK – Germany, Trade in Goods

Germany is consistently in the top 3 countries in the world that trade goods with the UK (The USA also appears consistently in the top 3).

More than 10% of the monthly goods imported to the UK are from Germany and more than 10% of good exported from the UK go to Germany.

In the 8 months (Jan – Aug 2020), the UK shows a trade deficit with Germany totalling £13.1 bn. (£13,100 million) i.e. Germany sends more goods to the UK than it receives from the UK.

References: https://www.uktradeinfo.com/