UK overseas trade in goods November 2018

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 November 2018 have recently been released. (11 January 2019)

UK overseas trade in goods statistics: November 2018

A summary is provided in a document available at

OTS_Release_112018.pdf

Total trade in goods exports for November 2018 were £30.8 billion.

Total trade in goods imports for November 2018 were £46.3 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £15.5 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £9.0 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £6.5 billion.

Imports to the UK

EU: £24.0 billion

Non-EU: £22.3 billion

Germany accounted for 13% of the total value of imports to the UK. China had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 9.9% followed by USA 9%, Netherlands 8% and France 6%. The top five partner countries accounted for 46% of total UK import value this month.

Exports from the UK

EU £15.0 billion

Non-EU £15.8 billion

The USA accounted for 15% per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion, accounting for 10%, followed by France with 7%, the Netherlands with 7%, and the Irish Republic at 7%. 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 November 2018 at chapter level.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics November 2018: import and export data

UK overseas trade in goods statistics November 2018: imports (xls)

UK overseas trade in goods statistics November 2018: exports (xls)

Document Copies

Trade in Goods Nov 2018

OTS_IMP_1811 (copy xls)

OTS_EXP_1811 (copy xls)