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Overseas Trade Statistics - Commodity and Country Analysis

 
 
Exports​​


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Country to commodity:

  • The increase in exports to the USA compared with last month was led by increases in Mechanical appliances, up £280 million (40%) and Art and Antiques, up £230 million (more than double).
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  • The increase in exports to France on last month and March 2018 was dominated by Precious metals, up £402 million (from £77 million) and £440 million (from £39 million).
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  • The increase in exports to China on last month was led by Precious metals, up £216 million (43%). The increase on March 2018 was led by Mineral fuels, up £387 million (nearly 5 times the value).
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  • The decrease in exports to Switzerland on March 2018 was dominated by Precious metals, down £994 million (86%).
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Commodity to country:

  • The increase in exports of Mechanical appliances on last month and March 2018 was led by the USA, up £280 million (40%) and £222 million (29%) respectively.
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  • The increase in exports of Art and Antiques on last month and March 2018 was led by Hong Kong, up £284 million (from £34 million) and £211 million (tripling in value).
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  • The decrease in exports of Mineral fuels on last month was led by the Netherlands, down £149 million (18%) and South Korea, down £102 million (to £0.3 million).
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  • The decrease in exports of Motor vehicles on March 2018 was largely due to a decrease to China, down £134 million (46%).
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Imports

 


 

Country to commodity:

  • The increase in imports from Germany on last month was led by Motor vehicles, up £122 million (6.2%), while the increase on March 2018 was led by Pharmaceutical products, up £115 million (52%).
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  • The increase in imports from the Netherlands on last month and March 2018 was dominated by Pharmaceutical products, up £748 million (more than double) and £982 million (nearly 4 times the value) respectively.
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  • The increase in imports from France on last month and March 2018 was led by Precious metals, up £518 million (from £86 million) and £532 million (from £72 million) respectively.
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  • The decrease in imports from Switzerland on last month was dominated by Precious metals, down £716 million (86%).
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Commodity to country:

  • The increase in imports of Motor vehicles on March 2018 was led by France, up £199 million (67%), and the Netherlands, up £107 million (59%).
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  • The decrease in imports of Precious metals on last month was led by Switzerland, down £716 million (86%), and Australia, £414 million (75%).
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  • The decrease in imports of Mineral fuels on March 2018 was led by Norway, down £1,083 million (50%).
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  • The increase in imports of Electronic equipment on last month was led by China, up £250 million (35%), and Vietnam, up £114 million (doubling in value). The increase on March 2018 was led by China, up £396 million (70%).
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