Overseas Trade Statistics - Non EU Latest Release
Date: 12 March 2014
Coverage: United Kingdom
Theme: Business & Energy
In January 2014 the value of imports rose to £16.8bn, while exports showed a slight decrease to £14.5bn, compared with last month. Consequently the difference between non-EU imports and exports (the trade gap) has increased.
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- Non-EU Exports for January 2014 are £14.5 billion. This is a decrease of £0.3 billion (2.2 per cent) compared to last month, and an increase of £0.4 billion (2.8%) compared to January 2013.
- Non-EU Imports for January 2014 are £16.8 billion. This is an increase of £2.2 billion (15.2 per cent) compared to last month, and a decrease of £0.3 billion (1.8%) compared to January 2013.
- The UK is a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £2.3 billion. This is an increase of £2.5 billion compared to last month, and a decrease of £0.7 billion (23.3 per cent) compared to January 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 £4.0 billion to exports and £0.5 billion to imports.
Gold Trade breakdown