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Overseas Trade Statistics - Commodity and Country Analysis

 
 
Exports​​


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Country to commodity:

  • The decrease in exports to the USA compared with last month was led by a fall of Organic chemicals, down £464 million (83%). While the increase compared with May 2018 was led by Art and antiques, up £326 million (more than double).
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  • The increase in exports to Germany on last month was due to increases in several commodities, including: Mineral fuels, up £144 million (73%); Motor vehicles, up £110 million (52%); and Aircraft, £101 million (40%).
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  • The decreases in exports to China compared with last month and May 2018 were largely due to falls in Mineral fuels, down £323 million (55%), and £312 million (54%) respectively.
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  • The increases in exports to Hong Kong on last month and May 2018 were led by Precious metals, up £208 million (more than double) and £235 million (2.5 times the value) respectively.
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Commodity to country:

  • The increase in exports of Mechanical appliances on last month and May 2018 was led by Qatar, up £118 million (3 times the value) and £124 million (more than 3 times the value) respectively.
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  • The decrease in exports of Motor vehicles compared with May 2018 was due to China, down £141 million (38%).
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  • The decrease in exports of Pharmaceutical products compared with May 2018 was led by Germany, down £121 million (50%).
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  • The increase in exports of Mineral fuels compared with last month was due to increases to several countries, including: Belgium, up £188 million (94%); the Netherlands, up £184 million (32%); the USA, up £172 million (59%); and Germany, up £144 million (73%).
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Imports

 


 

Country to commodity:

  • The decrease in imports from Germany on May 2018 was led by Motor vehicles, down £298 million (15%).
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  • The increase in imports from China on May 2018 was led by Mineral fuels, up £82 million (from £0.8 million). The increase on May 2018 was led by Mechanical appliances, up £168 million (31%).
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  • The decrease in imports from Canada on last month was dominated by Precious metals, down £483 million (54%).
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  • The increase in imports from the USA on May 2018 was led by Mechanical appliances, up £176 million (20%).
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Commodity to country:

  • The increase in imports of Mechanical appliances on May 2018 was led by the USA and China, up £176 million (20%) and £168 million (31%) respectively.
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  • The increase in imports of Mineral fuels on last month was led by the USA and Qatar, up £273 million (more than double) and £240 million (more than 2.5 times) respectively.
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  • The decrease in imports of Precious metals on last month was led by Canada, down £483 million (54%) and Uzbekistan, down £314 million (to nil trade). The increase on May 2018 was led by Australia, up £363 million (from £13 million).
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  • The decrease in imports of Pharmaceutical products on May 2018 was led by the Netherlands, down £198 million (65%) and Belgium, down £127 million (40%).
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