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UK Overseas Trade in Goods, June 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 June were released on 12 August 2021.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: June 2021

A summary document is available at:

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: June 2021


Summary

Total exports of goods for June 2021 were £29.3 billion. This was up £1.5 billion (5.5%) compared with last month.

Total imports of goods for June 2021 were £44.6 billion. This was up £5.0 billion (13%) compared with last month.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £15.3 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £3.5 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £11.8 billion.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for June 2021 were £15.8 billion This was an increase of £1.7 billion (12%) on last month.

Non-EU Exports for June 2021 were £13.5 billion. This was an decrease of £0.2 billion (1.3%) on last month.

The USA accounted for 11.8% (£3.5bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 9.2% (£2.7bn) followed by Belgium with 7.2% (£2.1bn), the Netherlands with 6.9% (£2.0bn) and the Republic of Ireland with 6.9% (£2.0bn). The top five export partners accounted for 42% of total exports in goods in June 2021.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for June 2021 were £19.3 billion. This was an increase of £2.2 billion (13%) on last month

Non-EU Imports for June 2021 were £25.3 billion. This was an increase of £2.8 billion (12%) on last month.

China accounted for 11.2% (£5.0bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 10.9% (£4.8bn) followed by the USA 9.3% (£4.1bn) then the Netherlands 6.1% (£2.7bn) and Switzerland 5.1% (£2.3bn). The top five import partner countries accounted for 42.6% of the total value of goods imported in June 2021.


Data

Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics June 2021: import and export data

The following tables contain EU and Non-EU import and export data for April 2021.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics June 2021: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics June 2021: exports