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Overseas Trade Statistics - Commodity and Country Analysis

 
July 2020 
 
 
Exports​​​

UK exports by top 5 commodities, July 2020
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Country to commodity:

  • The increase in exports to the USA on last month was led by Motor vehicles, up £121 million (57%). The decrease on July 2019 was also led by Motor vehicles, down £613 million (65%).
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  • The decrease in exports to Switzerland on last month was led by Precious metals, down £231 million (23%). Precious metals also led the increase on July 2019, up £614 million (more than 5 times the value).
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  • The decrease in exports to Germany compared with July 2019 was led by Mineral fuels, Organic chemicals, and Aircraft, down £161 million (37%), £115 million (72%) and £111 million (49%) respectively.
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Commodity to country:

  • The increase in exports of Mineral fuels on last month was led by the Netherlands, up £218 million (49%). The decrease on July 2019 was led by China, down £499 million to less than £1 million.
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  • The increase in exports of Mechanical appliances compared with last month was led by Qatar, up £105 million (2.5 times the value). The decrease on July 2019 was led by the USA, down £197 million (25%).
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  • The decrease in exports of Ships, boats and floating structures on last month was led by Spain, down £363 million (98%).
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  • The decrease in exports of Aircraft on last month was led by France, Norway, and Germany, down £74 million (39%), £74 million (95%), and £58 million (34%) respectively.
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Imports

 
UK imports by top 5 commodities, July 2020

Country to commodity:

  • The increase in imports from Germany on last month was driven by Motor vehicles, up £398 million (40%). The decrease on July 2019 was driven by Ships, boats, and floating structures, down £377 million (99%).
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  • The increase in imports from Hong Kong on July 2019 was dominated by Precious metals, up £1,037 million (over 6 times the value).
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  • The decrease in imports from Denmark on last month was driven by Articles of iron and steel, down £349 million (95%).
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Commodity to country:

  • The decrease in Precious metals on last month was driven by the USA and Singapore, down £490 million (46%) and £444 million (99%) respectively. The decrease on July 2019 was dominated by Switzerland, down £2,706 million (80%).
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  • The decrease in Mineral fuels on July 2019 was driven by Norway and the USA, down £563 million (51%) and £344 million (65%) respectively.
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  • The increase in Other textile goods on July 2019 was dominated by China, up £300 million (more than 5.5 times the value).
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  • The increase in Electronic equipment on last month was driven by China, up £171 million (22%).
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