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 2019 have recently been released. (10 December 2019).
A summary is provided in a document available at
Total exports of goods for October 2019 were £34.3 billion.
Total imports of goods for October 2019 were £53.4 billion.
The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £19.1 billion.
For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £10.0 billion.
For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £9.1 billion.
Imports to the UK
EU Imports for October 2019 were £25.6 billion.
Non-EU Imports for October 2019 were £27.8 billion.
Germany accounted for 11.4% (£6.1bn) 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% (£5.3bn) followed by the USA 9.0% (£4.8bn), the Netherlands 8.2% (£4.4bn) and France 5.3% (2.8bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 43.8% of total UK import value this month.
Exports from the UK
EU Exports for October 2019 were £15.6 billion
Non-EU Exports for October 2019 were £18.7 billion.
The USA accounted for 17.8% (£6.1bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion, accounting for 9.6% (£3.3bn), followed by China with 6.6% (£2.3bn), France with 6.5% (£2.2bn), and the Irish Republic at 6.3% (£2.1bn). The top five export partners accounted for 46.8% 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 2019.