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Overseas Trade Statistics - Commodity and Country Analysis

 
 
Exports​


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  • Mechanical appliances, Motor vehicles, Electronic Equipment and Pharmaceutical products are in the top five export commodities for both EU and non-EU countries.
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  • The decrease in exports of Precious metals compared with last month was led by decreases to Switzerland, down £2,259 million (71 per cent), and Hong Kong, down £199 million (62 per cent). Hong Kong also drove the decrease when compared with February 2016, falling by £503 million (81 per cent). Conversely, exports of this product to Qatar increased, up by £492 million (from £3.8 million last month), and up £299 million (more than double) when compared with February 2016.
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  • The increase in exports of Motor vehicles compared with last month was led by increases to Belgium, up £78 million (38 per cent), and Russia, up £62 million (trebling in value). The increase on February 2016 was led by Germany up £111 million (45 per cent), the USA, up £92 million (18 per cent), Belgium up £68 million (32 per cent), and Russia up £64 million (trebling in value).
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  • The increase in exports of Mechanical appliances compared with February 2016 was led by the United Arab Emirates, up by £148 million (doubling in value), the USA, up £136 million (29 per cent), and Angola, up £132 million (from £4.6 million).
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  • The increase in exports of Mineral fuels compared with February 2016 was led by increases to China, up £247 million (a tenfold increase) and the Netherlands, up £196 million (50 per cent).
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Imports

 


  • Motor vehicles, Mechanical appliances, Electronic equipment, and Mineral fuels were in the top five import commodities from both EU and non-EU countries.
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  • The rise in imports of Motor vehicles compared with last month was largely due to increases from Germany, up £233 million (14 per cent), and Spain, up £158 million (41 per cent).
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  • The increase in imports of Precious metals compared with last month was led by the USA and Hong Kong, up £200 million (more than triple) and £184 million (up from £24 million) respectively. The increase of the commodity compared with February 2016 was led by Canada, up £267 million (57 per cent).
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  • The decrease in imports of Electronic equipment on last month was largely due to China, down £335 million (35 per cent). Conversely, China led the increase in imports of the commodity when compared with February 2016, up £67 million (12 per cent).
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  • The fall in imports of Mineral fuels compared with last month was dominated by a decrease from Norway, down £684 million (32 per cent). By contrast, Norway led the increase in imports of the commodity when compared with February 2016, up £854 million (more than double).
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  • The decrease in imports of Pharmaceutical products compared with February 2016 was led by the Netherlands and Germany, down £183 million (40 per cent), and £103 million (24 per cent) respectively.
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  • Decreases in imports from Turkey and Switzerland compared with February 2016 were largely due to falls in Precious metals, down £248 million (a near total decrease) and £228 million (77 per cent) respectively
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