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 March 2019 have recently been released. (10 May 2019)
A summary is provided in a document available at
Total exports of goods for March 2019 were £33.6 billion.
Total imports of goods for March 2019 were £48.6 billion.
The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £15.0 billion.
For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £10.5 billion.
For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £4.5 billion.
Imports to the UK
EU Imports for March 2019 were £27.3 billion.
Non-EU Imports for March 2019 were £21.3 billion.
Germany accounted for 13.8% (£6.7bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. The Netherlands had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 9.9% (£4.8bn) followed by the USA 9% (£4.4bn), China 7.3% (£3.5bn), and France 6.9% (£3.4bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 46.9% of total UK import value this month.
Exports from the UK
EU Exports for March 2019 were £16.8 billion
Non-EU Exports for March 2019 were £16.8 billion.
The USA accounted for 14% (£4.7bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion, accounting for 10.3% (£3.5bn), followed by France with 8.2% (£2.8bn), Netherlands with 6.4% (£2.1bn), and China at 6.3% (£2.1bn). The top five export partners accounted for 45.2% 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 March 2019.