UK overseas trade in goods February 2019

by Politicker

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 February 2019 have recently been released. (10 April 2019)

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: February 2019

A summary is provided in a document available at

UK overseas trade in goods statistics February 2019: commentary (odt)

Note: This document is in an OpenDocument format if you have difficulty in reading this format I have included a copy in pdf here

UK overseas trade in goods statistics February 2019: commentary (pdf)

Summary

Total exports of goods for February 2019 were £29.1 billion.

Total imports of goods for February 2019 were £43.5 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £14.4 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £8.6 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £5.8 billion.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for February 2019 were £23.4 billion.

Non-EU Imports for February 2019 were £20.1 billion.

Germany accounted for 14% (£5.9bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. USA had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 9% (£4.1bn) followed by the Netherlands 9% (£3.7bn), China 8% (£3.4bn), and France 6% (£2.6bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 44% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for February 2019 were £14.8 billion

Non-EU Exports for February 2019 were £14.3 billion.

The USA accounted for 15% (£4.2bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion, accounting for 11% (£3.2bn), followed by France with 7% (£2.2bn), Netherlands with 7% (£2.0bn), and the Irish Republic at 6% (£1.7bn). The top five export partners accounted for 46% 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 February 2019.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics February 2019: import and export data

UK overseas trade in goods statistics February 2019: imports (xls)

UK overseas trade in goods statistics February 2019: exports (xls)

Document Copies

Trade in Goods Feb 2019 (pdf)

OTS_IMP_1902 (xls)

OTS_EXP_1902 (xls)