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Overseas Trade Statistics - Commodity and Country Analysis

 
 
Exports​​


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  • Mineral fuels, 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 Mineral fuels on last month was led by South Korea, Belgium, and the Netherlands, up £313 million (more than treble), £292 million (more than double), and £213 million (22 per cent) respectively. The increase on July 2017 was led by the Netherlands and South Korea, up £545 million (83 per cent) and £267 million (more than double) respectively.
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  • The increase in exports of Precious metals on last month was led by Switzerland, up £174 million (9.2 per cent). The decrease on July 2017 was led by Switzerland and Turkey, down £521 million (20 per cent) and £462 million (88 per cent) respectively.
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  • The decrease in exports of Mechanical appliances on last month was led by China, down £93 million (45 per cent). The increase on July 2017 was led by the USA, up £82 million (13 per cent).
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  • The decrease in exports of Organic chemicals on last month was led by the USA, down £119 million (37 per cent).
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  • The decrease in exports of Motor vehicles on July 2017 was led by China, down £118 million (27 per cent).
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  • The decrease in exports to China on last month was led by Precious metals, down £347 million (41 per cent).
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  • The decrease in exports to France on last month was led by Aircraft, down £89 million (24 per cent). The decrease on July 2017 was led by Precious metals, down £72 million (48 per cent).
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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 rise in imports of Mechanical appliances was led by China, up £141 million (26 per cent) on last month, and up £136 million (25 per cent) on July 2017.
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  • Russia and Algeria led the rise in imports of Mineral fuels when compared with both periods. Russia rose £234 million (48 per cent) on last month and £530 million (more than treble) on July 2017, while Algeria’s imports in this chapter more than doubled on last month, and rose fivefold on July 2017, to £361 million..
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  • The increase in imports from Japan on last month was led by Precious metals, up £125 million (a fourfold increase).
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  • The fall in imports of Aircraft was led by the USA, down £472 million (81 per cent) on last month, and down £104 million (48 per cent) on July 2017
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  • The decrease in imports of Motor vehicles was led by Germany, down £263 million (15 per cent) on last month.
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  • The decrease in imports from Nigeria on both periods was dominated by a total decrease in imports of Mineral fuels, down £223 million on last month, and down £258 million on July 2017.
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  • The fall of imports from Qatar on July 2017 was led by Mechanical appliances, down £82 million (70 per cent) and Aircraft, down £77 million (99 per cent).

 
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