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 2019 have recently been released. (10 June 2019)
A summary is provided in a document available at
Total exports of goods for April 2019 were £29.9 billion.
Total imports of goods for April 2019 were £39.8 billion.
The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £9.9 billion.
For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £7.4 billion.
For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £2.4 billion.
Imports to the UK
EU Imports for April 2019 were £19.9 billion.
Non-EU Imports for April 2019 were £19.9 billion.
Germany accounted for 13.4% (£5.3bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. The USA had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 9.6% (£3.8bn) followed by China 8.1% (£3.2bn), the Netherlands 7.2% (£2.8bn), and France 5.4% (£2.1bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 43.7% of total UK import value this month.
Exports from the UK
EU Exports for April 2019 were £12.5 billion
Non-EU Exports for April 2019 were £17.4 billion.
The USA accounted for 15.6% (£4.7bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion, accounting for 8.8% (£2.6bn), followed by China with 6.9% (£2.1bn), France with 6.2% (£1.9bn), and the Irish Republic at 5.6% (£1.7bn). The top five export partners accounted for 43.1% 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 March 2019.