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Overseas Trade Statistics - Commodity and Country Analysis

 
 
Exports​


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  • 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 was led by France, up £78 million (15 per cent) on last month, and up £432 million (a near fourfold increase) compared with June 2016.
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  • The rise in exports of Aircraft was led by increases to Oman, up £242 million (from £5 million) compared to last month, and up £245 million (from £1 million) on June 2016. However, this was offset by a fall in exports to the USA, down £169 million (51 per cent), and Iceland, down £168 million to under £1 million.
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  • The increase in exports of Pharmaceutical products compared with both periods was led by an increase to Germany, up £164 million (63 per cent) on last month, and £157 million (59 per cent) on June 2016
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  • The decrease in exports of Mineral fuels compared with last month was led by South Korea, down £298 million (79 per cent); and China, down £202 million (68 per cent). In contrast, exports of mineral fuels increased compared with June 2016, as the Netherlands and Germany saw increases of £259 million (70 per cent) and £163 million (more than double) respectively.
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  • The rise in exports to Turkey was led by an increase in Precious metals, up £176 million (85 per cent) on last month, and up £384 million (from under £1 million) on June 2016. In contrast, exports of this commodity to Switzerland fell £603 million (67 per cent) on last month, but rose compared with June 2016, up £152 million, doubling in value.
 


Imports

 


  • Mechanical appliances and Electronic equipment 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 both last month and June 2016 was led by increases from Germany, up £107 million (5.9 per cent), and £113 million (6.3 per cent) respectively.
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  • The increase in Precious metals compared with last month was led by Hong Kong, South Africa, and France, up £296 million (trebling in value), £268 million (trebling in value), and £193 million (more than treble) respectively. The fall on June 2016 was led by Switzerland, down £1,895 million (94 per cent), and South Africa, down £531 million (57 per cent).
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  • The rise in imports from the USA on last month was led by increases of Aircraft, up £224 million (93 per cent). While increases of Precious metals, up £241 million (more than double), and Mechanical appliances, up £222 million (35 per cent), led the rises on June 2016.
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  • The decrease in imports of Mineral fuels compared with last month was led by imports from Norway, down £233 million (19 per cent). The rise in the commodity compared with June 2016 was led by an increase from Algeria, up £178 million (from £13.1 million).
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  • The fall in imports from Canada on last month was led by decreases in Aircraft, down £166 million (75 per cent), and Precious metals, down £139 million (15 per cent). In contrast, Precious metals led the increases from Canada when compared with June 2016, up £443 million (more than double).
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