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Overseas Trade Statistics - Commodity and Country Analysis

 
January 2020 
 
 
Exports​​​

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

  • The decrease in exports to the USA compared with last month was led by Precious metals, down £1,416 million (86%). The increase on January 2019 was led by Organic chemicals, up £374 million (more than double in value).
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  • The decrease in exports to Switzerland on last month was led by Art and antiques, and Precious metals, down £312 million (76%) and £290 million (49%) respectively.
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  • The decrease in exports to the Netherlands on both periods was led by Mineral fuels, down £293 million (32%) and £311 million (33%) respectively.
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  • The increase in exports to Germany on last month was led by Mechanical appliances and Aircraft, up £120 million (38%) and £115 million (55%) respectively.
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Commodity to country:

  • The decrease in exports of Motor vehicles compared with last month was led by China, down £140 million (42%).
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  • The increase in exports of Aircraft on last month was led by France, up £205 million (73%).
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  • The decrease in exports of Pharmaceutical products on January 2019 was led by Germany, down £161 million (60%).
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  • The increase in exports of Precious metals on January 2019 was led by Turkey and Switzerland, up £245 million (from £0.5 million) and £219 million (over 3.5 times) respectively.
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Imports

 
UK imports by top 5 commodities, January 2020

Country to commodity:

  • The increase in imports from China on last month was led by Mechanical appliances and Electronic equipment, up £137 million (22%) and £127 million (16%) respectively..
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  • The increase in imports from Russia on January 2019 was led by Mineral fuels and Precious metals, up £223 million (60%) and £220 million (more than 9 times the value) respectively.
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  • The decrease in imports from Germany on January 2019 was led by Motor vehicles, down £354 million (20%).
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  • The decrease in imports from Norway on last month and January 2019 was dominated by Mineral fuels, down £370 million (30%) and £639 million (43%) respectively.
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Commodity to country:

  • The increase in imports of Pharmaceutical products on last month was led by the Netherlands, up £227 million (tripling in value).
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  • The decrease in imports of Precious metals on last month was dominated by Russia, down £823 million (77%). The increase on January 2019 was led by Uzbekistan, up £381 million (from less than £0.1 million).
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  • The decrease in imports of Aircraft on last month was dominated by France, down £174 million (81%).
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  • The increase in imports of Motor vehicles on last month was led by Japan, up £104 million (85%).
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