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Overseas Trade Statistics - EU Latest Release

 
February 2014
 
Date: 15 April 2014
 
Coverage: United Kingdom
Theme:  Business & Energy
 
In February 2014 the value of imports fell slightly to £17.8bn, while exports showed a larger decrease to £11.7bn, compared with last month. Consequently the difference between EU imports and exports (the trade gap) has increased.

 
You can find details of how users interested in import and export markets for specific goods make use of the detailed OTS data in 'The User Story'. You can also access the detailed data in our interactive database here.
 
Key Points
  • EU Exports for February 2014 are £11.7 billion. This is a decrease of £0.6 billion (4.9 per cent) compared to last month. It is also a decrease of £1.0 billion (7.7 per cent) compared to February 2013.
  • EU Imports for February 2014 are £17.8 billion. This is a slight decrease of £17 million (0.1 per cent) compared to last month. However it is an increase of £0.4 billion (2.4 per cent) compared to February 2013.
  • The UK is a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £6.0 billion. This is an increase of £0.6 billion (10.8 per cent) compared to last month, and an increase of £1.4 billion (29.8 per cent) compared to February 2013.
  • Non-Monetary Gold (NMG)  is now included in the non-EU Overseas Trade Statistics (OTS). As part of this change, the data has been amended back to 2005. In January, NMG contributed £6.6 million to exports and £31.2 million to imports.
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Statistical contact:
Andy Watson 03000 594 250
e-mail uktradeinfo@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
 


TitlePeriodDate ReleasedView
Overseas Trade Statistics(Import)Feb 201415 Apr 2014View Release
Overseas Trade Statistics(Export)Feb 201415 Apr 2014View Release
Overseas Trade Statistics(Commentary)Feb 201415 Apr 2014View Release
 

 

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Date of Next Release (EU): 13 May 2014
 
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