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Overseas Trade Statistics - Non-EU and EU Trade

 
 


 
  • Non-EU Exports for December 2016 were £19.3 billion. This was an increase of £4.0 billion (27 per cent) on last month, and an increase of £2.5 billion (15 per cent) compared with December 2015.

  • Non-EU Imports for December 2016 were £18.1 billion. This was a decrease of £1.6 billion (8.1 per cent) compared with last month, and an increase of £4.1 billion (29 per cent) compared with December 2015.

  • In Non-EU trade the UK was a net exporter this month, for the first time since December 2015. Exports exceed imports by £1.1 billion.

  • EU Exports for December 2016 were £12.1 billion. This was a decrease of £1.6 billion (12 per cent) compared with last month, but an increase of £1.8 billion (17 per cent) compared with December 2015.

  • EU Imports for December 2016 were £19.8 billion. This was a decrease of £2.9 billion (13 per cent) compared with last month, but an increase of £2.9 billion (17 per cent) compared with December 2015.

  • In EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £7.7 billion.

  • The proportion of total exports to the EU was 39 per cent in December 2016. Over the past 18 months, this has ranged from 38 per cent to 51 per cent. The proportion of total imports from the EU was 52 per cent in December 2016. Over the same period, this has ranged between 45 per cent and 56 per cent.