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