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 2020 have recently been released. (15 January 2021).
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Total exports of goods for November 2020 were £29.2 billion.
Total imports of goods for November 2020 were £48.7 billion.
The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £19.4 billion.
For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £8.5 billion.
For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £10.9 billion.
Imports to the UK
EU Imports for November 2020 were £23.4 billion.
Non-EU Imports for November 2020 were £25.2 billion.
China accounted for 12.8% (£6.2bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 11.9% (£5.8bn) followed by the USA 8.4% (£4.1bn) then the Netherlands 7.4% (£3.6bn) and Belgium 4.8% (£2.3bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 45.3% of total UK import value this month.
Exports from the UK
EU Exports for November 2020 were £14.9 billion
Non-EU Exports for November 2020 were £14.3 billion.
The USA accounted for 14.3% (£4.2bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion accounting for 11.2% (£3.3bn) followed by the Irish Republic with 9.0% (£2.6bn), the Netherlands with 7.5% (£2.2bn) and France with 5.4% (£1.6bn). The top five export partners accounted for 47.4% 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 2020.