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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)