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Overseas Trade Statistics - Commodity and Country Analysis

 
 
Exports​​


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  • Mineral fuels, Mechanical appliances, Motor vehicles and Pharmaceutical products were in the top five export commodities for both EU and non-EU countries.
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  • The increase in exports of Mechanical appliances on last month was led by Japan and Singapore, up £124 million (more than double) and £63 million (36 per cent) respectively. In contrast the increase on October 2017 was led by the USA and the UAE, up £110 million (17 per cent) and £94 million (52 per cent) respectively.
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  • The increase in exports of Pharmaceutical products on last month was led by the USA and Belgium, up £281 million (almost double) and £67 million (almost treble) respectively.
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  • The decrease in exports of Precious metals on last month was led by Switzerland and China, down £1,246 million (47 per cent) and £589 million (96 per cent) respectively. In contrast, the increase on October 2017 was dominated by Switzerland, up £1,282 million (from £96 million).
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  • The decrease in Aircraft on October 2017 was led by Oman and Bahrain, down £229 million (89 per cent) and £117 million (99 per cent) respectively.
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  • The increase in exports to the USA on last month was led by arts and antiques, up £325 million (more than double).
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  • The increase in exports to the Netherlands on last month was led by Mineral fuels, up £108 million (14 per cent).
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  • The decrease in exports to South Korea on October 2017 was led by Mineral fuels, down £203 million (56 per cent).
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Imports

 


 
  • Motor vehicles, Mechanical appliances and Electronic equipment were all in the top five import commodities for both EU and non-EU countries.
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  • The increase in imports of Mechanical appliances on last month was led by the USA and China, up £268 million (34 per cent) and £207 million (35 per cent) respectively.
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  • The increase in imports of Electronic equipment last month was led by the Netherlands, up £123 million (24 per cent)
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  • The decrease in Precious metals on October 2017 was led by the USA and China, down £288 million (41 per cent) and £267 million (79 per cent) respectively.
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  • The decrease in imports of Ships, boats and floating structures on October 2017 was dominated by Singapore down £812 million (double the value).
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  • The increase in imports from Germany last month was led by Motor vehicles, up £296 million (19 per cent).
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  • The decrease in imports from Sweden on last month was led by Motor vehicles and Mineral fuels, down £100 million (72 per cent) and £86 million (64 per cent) respectively
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