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Overseas Trade Statistics - EU and NON-EU Trade

 
 


 
  • Non-EU Exports for May 2018 were £16.0 billion. This was an increase of £1.7 billion (12 per cent) on last month, and an increase of £0.7 billion (4.5 per cent) compared with May 2017.

  • Non-EU Imports for May 2018 were £17.6 billion. This was a decrease of £0.4 billion (2.3 per cent) on last month, and a decrease of £1.7 billion (8.9 per cent) compared with May 2017.

  • For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £1.6 billion.

  • EU Exports for May 2018 were £14.1 billion. This was an increase of £0.4 billion (3.2 per cent) on last month, and an increase of £0.6 billion (4.6 per cent) compared with May 2017.

  • EU Imports for May 2018 were £22.3 billion. This was an increase of £1.1 billion (5.3 per cent) on last month, and an increase of £1.2 billion (5.6 per cent) compared with May 2017.

  • For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £8.2 billion.

  • The proportion of total exports to the EU was 47 per cent in May 2018. Over the past 18 months, this has ranged from 39 per cent to 51 per cent. The proportion of total imports from the EU was 56 per cent in May 2018. Over the past 18 months, this has ranged from 49 per cent to 56 per cent.

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