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 September have recently been released. (9th November 2018)
A summary is provided in a document available at
Total trade in goods exports for September 2018 were £32.3 billion.
Total trade in goods imports for September 2018 were £41.6 billion.
The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £9.3 billion.
For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £7.7 billion.
For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £1.6 billion.
Imports to the UK
EU: £22 billion
Non-EU: £19.6 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%. The top five partner countries accounted for 44% of total UK import value this month.
Exports from the UK
EU £14.3 billion
Non-EU £18 billion
The USA accounted for 13% per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion, accounting for 9.3% 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 September 2018 at chapter level.