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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, August 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 August 2020 have recently been released. (09 October 2020).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: August 2020

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: August 2020

Summary

Total exports of goods for August 2020 were £23.1 billion.

Total imports of goods for August 2020 were £40.8 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £17.7 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £6.2 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £11.4 billion.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for August 2020 were £17.0 billion.

Non-EU Imports for August 2020 were £23.8 billion.

China accounted for 10.9% (£4.4bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 10.7% (£4.4bn) followed by the USA 7.7% (£3.2bn), the Netherlands 6.4% (£2.6bn) and Hong Kong 6.0% (£.5bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 42.8% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for August 2020 were £10.8 billion

Non-EU Exports for August 2020 were £12.4 billion.

The USA accounted for 14.5% (£3.4bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 10.6% (£2.5bn) followed by the Irish Republic with 6.9% (£1.6bn), France with 6.0% (£1.4bn) and the Netherlands with 5.7% (£1.3bn). The top five export partners accounted for 43.7% of total exports in goods this month.


Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

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

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

UK overseas trade in goods statistics August 2020: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics August 2020: exports


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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, July 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 July 2020 have recently been released. (11 September 2020).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: July 2020

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: July 2020

Summary

Total exports of goods for July 2020 were £25.7 billion.

Total imports of goods for July 2020 were £40.6 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £14.9 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £6.6 billion.

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


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for July 2020 were £18.8 billion.

Non-EU Imports for July 2020 were £21.9 billion.

Germany accounted for 12.2% (£4.9bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. China had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 11.6% (£4.7bn) followed by the USA 7.4% (£3.0bn), the Netherlands 7.1% (£2.9bn) and France 4.5% (£1.8bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 42.8% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for July 2020 were £12.2 billion

Non-EU Exports for July 2020 were £13.5 billion.

The USA accounted for 14.4% (£3.7bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 10.1% (£2.6bn) followed by the Irish Republic with 6.6% (£1.7bn), the Netherlands with 6.5% (£1.7bn) and France with 6.5% (£1.7bn). The top five export partners accounted for 44.1% of total exports in goods this month.


Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

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

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

UK overseas trade in goods statistics July 2020: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics July 2020: exports


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Statement: von der Leyen and Boris Johnson Oct 3 2020

Joint Statement by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson and President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen on 03 October 2020

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the UK Prime Minister, Boris
Johnson, spoke today about the state of play in the negotiations on the future relationship between
the UK and the EU. They agreed on the importance of finding an agreement, if at all possible, as a strong basis for a strategic EU-UK relationship in future.

They endorsed the assessment of both Chief Negotiators that progress had been made in recent
weeks but that significant gaps remained, notably but not only in the areas of fisheries, the level
playing field, and governance. They instructed their Chief Negotiators to work intensively in order to try to bridge those gaps.

They agreed to speak on a regular basis on this issue.

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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, June 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 June 2020 have recently been released. (12 August 2020).

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: June 2020

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: June 2020

Summary

Total exports of goods for June 2020 were £24.9 billion.

Total imports of goods for June 2020 were £38.8 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £13.9 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £5.6 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £8.3 billion.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for June 2020 were £18.0 billion.

Non-EU Imports for June 2020 were £20.8 billion.

Germany accounted for 10.9% (£4.2bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. China had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 10.5% (£4.1bn) followed by the USA 8.7% (£3.4bn), the Netherlands 7.5% (£2.9bn) and France 4.5% (£1.7bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 42.1% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for June 2020 were £12.4 billion

Non-EU Exports for June 2020 were £12.5 billion.

The USA accounted for 13.5% (£3.4bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 11.0% (£2.7bn) followed by France with 6.8% (£1.7bn), the Irish Republic with 6.6% (£1.7bn) and the Netherlands with 6.2% (£1.5bn). The top five export partners accounted for 44.1% of total exports in goods this month.


Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

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

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

UK overseas trade in goods statistics June 2020: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics June 2020: exports