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 2019 have recently been released. (11 November 2019).
A summary is provided in a document available at
Total exports of goods for September 2019 were £31.0 billion.
Total imports of goods for September 2019 were £50.3 billion.
The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £19.3 billion.
For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £9.1 billion.
For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £10.2 billion.
Imports to the UK
EU Imports for September 2019 were £23.6 billion.
Non-EU Imports for September 2019 were £26.7 billion.
Germany accounted for 12.0% (£6.0bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. The USA had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 8.7% (£4.4bn) followed by China 8.2% (£4.1bn), the Netherlands 6.9% (£3.5bn) and Switzerland 6.7% (£3.4bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 42.5% of total UK import value this month.
Exports from the UK
EU Exports for September 2019 were £14.5 billion
Non-EU Exports for September 2019 were £16.5 billion.
The USA accounted for 15.7% (£4.9bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion, accounting for 10.1% (£3.1bn), followed by China with 7.4% (£2.3bn), France with 6.8% (£2.1bn), and the Irish Republic at 6.0% (£1.9bn). 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 September 2019.