UK Overseas Trade in Goods, April 2022

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 were released on 13 June 2022.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: April 2022

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: April 2022


Summary

Total exports of goods for April 2022 were £30.2 billion. This was down £3.6 billion (111%) compared with last month.

Total imports of goods for April 2022 were £52.3 billion. This was down £8.9 billion (15%) compared with last month.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £22.0 billion

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £9.7 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £12.3 billion.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for April 2022 were £15.8 billion This was a decrease of £1.9 billion (11%) on last month.

Non-EU Exports for April 2022 were £14.4 billion. This was a decrease of £1.6 billion (10%) on last month.

The USA accounted for 13.5% (£4.1bn) of the total value of goods exports from the UK. The Netherlands had the second largest proportion accounting for 9.7% (£2.9bn) per cent followed by Germany with 9.0% (£2.7bn), the Republic of Ireland with 7.5% (£2.3bn) and France with 6.0% (£1.8bn). The top five export partners accounted for 45.7% of total exports in goods in April 2022


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for April 2022 were £25.5 billion. This was a decrease of £3.5 billion (12%) on last month

Non-EU Imports for April 2022 were £26.7 billion. This was a decrease of £5.4 billion (17%) on last month.

Germany accounted for 12.1% (£6.3bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. The USA had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade accounting for 10.6% (£5.5bn), followed by the Netherlands 7.8% (£4.1bn), China 7.3% (£3.8bn) and Norway with 5.8% (£3.0bn). The top five import partner countries accounted for 43.6% of the total value of goods imported in April 2022.


Data

Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics April 2022: import and export data

The following tables contain EU and Non-EU import and export data for April 2022.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics April 2022: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics April 2022: exports