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Overseas Trade Statistics - Commodity and Country Analysis

 
 
Exports​


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  • Mechanical appliances, Motor vehicles, Pharmaceutical products and Electronic equipment were in the top five export commodities for both EU and non-EU countries.
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  • The fall in exports of Precious metals on last month, was led by Switzerland, down £2,501 million (97 per cent), Turkey, down £396 million (76 per cent) and the United Arab Emirates, down £322 million (95 per cent). Decreases of the commodity on August 2016 was led by China, down £223 million (84 per cent), and Switzerland, down £176 million (67 per cent).
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  • A rise in exports of Mechanical appliances compared with August 2016 was largely due to an increase to France, up £251 million (trebling in value).
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  • The fall in exports of Motor vehicles on last month was led by China, and the USA, down £184 million (43 per cent), and £173 million (28 per cent) respectively.
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  • Increases in exports to Oman on both last month and August 2016 were led by a rise in Aircraft, up £186 million (six times the value), and £222 million (from £1.1 million), respectively.
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  • The fall in exports of Mineral fuels on last month was driven by China, down £207 million (82 per cent), and the Netherlands, down £143 million (21 per cent). The contrary rise compared with August 2016 was led by Belgium, up £150 million (68 per cent), and the Irish Republic, up £132 million (trebling in value).
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  • The rise in exports to South Korea on last month was due to increases in Mineral fuels, up £85 million (53 per cent), and Mechanical appliances, up £59 million (94 per cent).
 


Imports

 


  • Motor vehicles, Mechanical appliances and Electronic equipment were in the top five import commodities from both EU and non-EU countries.
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  • The fall in imports of Mechanical appliances compared with last month was led by decreases from Qatar, down £105 million (90 per cent), and Germany, down £74 million (8.9 per cent). The increase on August 2016 was led by China, up £88 million (18 per cent), and Ethiopia, up £75 million (more than four times the value).
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  • The increase in Precious metals compared with last month was led by Switzerland, up £421 million (more than nine times), and Australia, up £404 million (more than eight times). The decrease on August 2016 was also led by Switzerland, down £2,369 million (83 per cent).
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  • The decrease in imports of Aircraft on last month was led by Germany, down £139 million (84 per cent), and the United Arab Emirates, down £127 million (95 per cent). The decrease on August 2016, was dominated by a fall of £1,160 million (87 per cent) from the USA.
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  • The decrease in imports of Aircraft compared with both periods was led by imports from the USA, down £248 million (53 per cent) on last month, and down £895 million (80 per cent) on July 2016.
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  • The increase in imports from the Netherlands on both periods was led by Pharmaceutical products, up £397 million (more than double) on last month, and up £305 million (79 per cent) on August 2016.
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  • The fall in imports from Nigeria on last month was led by decreases in Mineral fuels, down £190 million (74 per cent).
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  • The decrease in imports of Motor vehicles on last month was led by Spain and France, down £322 million (62 per cent) and £98 million (30 per cent), respectively
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