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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, August 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 August were released on 13 October 2021.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: August 2021

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: August 2021


Summary

Total exports of goods for August 2021 were £24.0 billion. This was down £2.9 billion (11%) compared with last month.

Total imports of goods for August 2021 were £39.6 billion. This was down £2.6 billion (6.3%) compared with last month.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £15.7 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £5.4 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £10.2 billion.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for August 2021 were £11.6 billion This was an decrease of £1.5 billion (11%) on last month.

Non-EU Exports for August 2021 were £12.4 billion. This was an decrease of £1.4 billion (9.9%) on last month.

The USA accounted for 13.5% (£3.2bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 9.2% (£2.2bn) followed by the Netherlands with 8.5% (£2.0bn), the Republic of Ireland with 6.6% (£1.6bn) and France with 5.8% (£1.4bn). The top five export partners accounted for 43.6% of total exports in goods in August 2021.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for August 2021 were £17.0 billion. This was an decrease of £2.0 billion (11%) on last month

Non-EU Imports for August 2021 were £22.6 billion. This was an decrease of £0.6 billion (2.6%) on last month.

China accounted for 12.9% (£5.1bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 10.4% (£4.1bn) followed by the USA 9.0% (£3.5bn) then the Netherlands 6.1% (£2.4bn) and Belgium 4.7% (£1.9bn). The top five import partner countries accounted for 43.1% of the total value of goods imported in August 2021.


Data

Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

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

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

UK overseas trade in goods statistics August 2021: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics August 2021: exports


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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, July 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 July were released on 10 September 2021.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: July 2021

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: July 2021


Summary

Total exports of goods for July 2021 were £27.1 billion. This was down £2.2 billion (7.4%) compared with last month.

Total imports of goods for July 2021 were £42.2 billion. This was down £2.4 billion (5.5%) compared with last month.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £15.1 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 £9.4 billion.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for July 2021 were £13.3 billion This was an decrease of £2.4 billion (15%) on last month.

Non-EU Exports for July 2021 were £13.7 billion. This was an increase of £0.5 billion (3.7%) on last month.

The USA accounted for 14.0% (£3.8bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 9.0% (£2.4bn) followed by the Netherlands with 7.4% (£2.0bn), France with 6.5% (£1.8bn) and the Republic of Ireland with 6.3% (£1.7bn). The top five export partners accounted for 43.2% of total exports in goods in July 2021.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for July 2021 were £19.1 billion. This was an decrease of £0.2 billion (1.3%) on last month

Non-EU Imports for July 2021 were £23.2 billion. This was an decrease of £2.2 billion (8.6%) on last month.

China accounted for 11.4% (£4.8bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 11.1% (£4.7bn) followed by the USA 8.3% (£3.5bn) then the Netherlands 6.1% (£2.6bn) and Norway 4.7% (£2.0bn). The top five import partner countries accounted for 41.6% of the total value of goods imported in July 2021.


Data

Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

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

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

UK overseas trade in goods statistics July 2021: imports (xlsx)

UK overseas trade in goods statistics July 2021: exports (xlsx)


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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 June 2021.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics June 2021: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics June 2021: exports


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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 May 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