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Overseas Trade Statistics - Commodity and Country Analysis

 
 
Exports​


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  • Mechanical appliances, Motor vehicles, Mineral Fuels and Pharmaceutical products are in the top five export commodities for both EU and non-EU countries.
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  • The fall in exports of Precious metals compared with last month was largely due to decreases to Switzerland, down £1,322 million (29 per cent), and Turkey, down £327 million (83 per cent). Conversely, these countries led the increase in exports of the commodity on January 2016, with Switzerland up £1,613 (doubling in value), and Turkey, up £67 million (from £0.1 million).
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  • The decrease in exports of Motor Vehicles on last month was largely due to a fall to the USA, down £215 million (28 per cent).The increase in exports of the commodity on January 2016 was led by China, up £134 million (49 per cent), and the USA, up £114 million (26 per cent).
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  • The increase in exports to Germany compared with both last month and January 2016 was largely due to Pharmaceutical products, up £99 million (34 per cent), and £137 million (55 per cent) respectively.
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  • The increase in exports of Mineral fuels compared with January 2016 was led by increases to the USA, up £120 million (doubling in value), and China, up £119 million (67 per cent).
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  • The increase in exports of Arts and Antiques on last month was led by the USA, up £46 million (28 per cent), and Hong Kong, up £36 million (four times the value).
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  • The fall in exports of Cereals compared with January 2016 was due to a decrease to Spain, down £24 million (91 per cent).
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Imports

 


  • Motor vehicles, Mechanical appliances, Electronic equipment, and Mineral fuels were in the top five import commodities from both EU and non-EU countries.
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  • The rise in imports of Mineral fuels compared with both periods was dominated by an increase from Norway, up £800 million (59 per cent) on last month, and up £1,256 million (more than double) on January 2016.
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  • The fall in imports of Mechanical appliances compared with last month was led by China and the Netherlands, down £81 million (14 per cent) and £72 million (16 per cent) respectively. Conversely, the increase on January 2016 was led by the USA, up £255 million (45 per cent).
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  • The large decrease in Precious metals compared with last month was led by imports from the USA and Australia, down £216 million (71 per cent) and £153 million (75 per cent) respectively.
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  • The decrease in imports of Aircraft compared with last month was led by imports from the USA, down £210 million (42 per cent) and France, down £78 million (75 per cent).
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  • The increase in imports from Germany compared with both periods was led by Motor vehicles, up £265 million (19 per cent) on last month, and up £261 million (19 per cent) on January 2016.
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  • Increases in imports from Denmark compared with last month were largely due to a rise in Electronic equipment, up to £170 million from £16 million.
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