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Overseas Trade Statistics - Commodity and Country Analysis

 
 
Exports​


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  • Mechanical appliances, Mineral fuels, Motor vehicles, and Pharmaceutical products were in the top five export commodities for both EU and non-EU countries.
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  • The decrease in exports to the USA on last month was led by Aircraft, down £221 million (57 per cent). The decrease on April 2017 was led by Pharmaceutical products, down £226 million (48 per cent).
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  • The decrease in exports to Switzerland on last month was led by Precious metals, down £924 million (80 per cent).
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  • The decrease in exports of Motor vehicles on last month was led by the USA, down £122 million (19 per cent).
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  • The decrease in exports of Mechanical appliances on both periods was led by the USA, down £142 million (19 per cent) and £104 million (15 per cent) respectively.
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  • The decrease in exports to Germany on last month was led by Pharmaceutical products, down £114 million (33 per cent). In contrast, the increase on April 2017 was led by Precious metals, up £126 million (more than treble).
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  • The increase in exports to China on last month and April 2017 was led by Precious metals, up £215 million (42 per cent) and £710 million (from £13 million) respectively.
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  • The increase in exports to Turkey on both periods was led by Precious metals, up £109 million (34 per cent) and £290 million (more than treble) respectively.
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  • The increase in exports to France on April 2017 was led by Precious metals, up £131 million (more than treble).
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  • The increase in exports to the Netherlands on April 2017 was led by Mineral fuels, up £402 million (95 per cent).
 


Imports

 


  • Motor vehicles, Mechanical appliances, and Electronic equipment were in the top five import commodities for both EU and non-EU countries.
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  • The fall in imports of Mechanical appliances was led by Germany when compared to last month, down £142 million (16 per cent). The fall in imports of this commodity when compared with April 2017 was led by the United Arab Emirates, down £122 million (71 per cent).
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  • The fall of Mineral fuels when compared with last month was led by Norway, down £847 million (39 per cent). Conversely, the rise of imports in this commodity compared with April 2017 was also led by Norway, up £323 million (33 per cent).
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  • The fall of Motor vehicles was led by Belgium when compared with last month, down £163 million (24 per cent).
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  • The fall of imports from China on last month was led Furniture and light fittings, down £67 million (26 per cent).
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  • The rise of imports from South Africa on last month was led by Precious metals, up £82 million (34 per cent). However, the fall of imports from South Africa compared with April 2017 was also led by Precious metals, down £201 million (38 per cent).
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  • The rise in imports of Art and antiques when compared with both periods was led by the USA, up £46 million (39 per cent) and £101 million (more than double) repsectively.
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  • The increase of imports of Pharmaceutical products on both periods was led by the Netherlands, up £136 million (37 per cent) and £42 million (9.1 per cent) respectively.
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