UK overseas trade in goods, August 2019
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 2019 have recently been released. (10 October 2019).
A summary is provided in a document available at
Total exports of goods for August 2019 were £27.7 billion.
Total imports of goods for August 2019 were £47.7 billion.
The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £20.0 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 £12.6 billion.
Imports to the UK
EU Imports for August 2019 were £19.8 billion.
Non-EU Imports for August 2019 were £27.8 billion.
Germany accounted for 10.3% (£4.9bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. The USA had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 10.1% (£4.8bn) jointly with Switzerland 10.1% (£4.8bn) followed by China 8.3% (£4.0bn) and the Netherlands 6.8% (£3.2bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 45.6% of total UK import value this month.
Exports from the UK
EU Exports for August 2019 were £12.4 billion
Non-EU Exports for August 2019 were £15.2 billion.
The USA accounted for 16.7% (£4.6bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion, accounting for 10.0% (£2.8bn), followed by France with 6.6% (£1.8bn), China with 6.2% (£1.7bn), and the Irish Republic at 5.9% (£1.7bn). The top five export partners accounted for 45.6% 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 August 2019.