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 October have recently been released. (11th December 2018)
A summary is provided in a document available at
Total trade in goods exports for October 2018 were £33.1 billion.
Total trade in goods imports for October 2018 were £46.6 billion.
The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £13.5 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 £4.5 billion.
Imports to the UK
EU: £24.2 billion
Non-EU: £22.4 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 10% 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 £15.2 billion
Non-EU £17.9 billion
The USA accounted for 16% per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion, accounting for 9%, followed by the Netherlands with 7%, France with 6% and the Irish Republic at 6%. The top five export partners accounted for 44% 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 October 2018 at chapter level.