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Partner August  2018
Comparison (July 2018)
Exports: £3.8bn

Imports: £4.2bn


         -2.9%

         14.5%
Exports: £2.7bn 

Imports: £5.2bn


         -2.9%

         -8.9%
Exports: £2.2bn

Imports: £3.8bn


         33.1%

          4.9%
Exports: £1.9bn

Imports: £3.6bn


       -25.6% 

        10.9%
Exports: £1.9bn

Imports: £2.1bn


          2.5%

       -14.6%

 

Commodity August 2018
Comparison (July 2018)
Exports: £4.4bn 

Imports: £5.3bn


         -2.2% 

         -6.8%
Exports: £3.3bn

Imports: £4.5bn


         -8.8% 

          8.4%
Exports: £4.9bn

Imports: £2.2bn


         22.7% 
 
        -10.0%
Exports: £2.6bn

Imports: £3.5bn


        -23.6% 

        -23.8%
Exports: £1.8bn

Imports: £3.8bn


           0.5% 

           0.5%

 

Statistical contact

Statistical contact:
Daniel Wilkes
Tel: 03000 594250
E-mail: uktradeinfo@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

 

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Overseas Trade Statistics

 
August 2018 
 
Date: 10 October 2018
 
Coverage: United Kingdom 
 
Theme: Business & Energy
 
In August 2018 the value of exports (EU and Non-EU) decreased to £31.2 billion, and imports (EU and Non-EU) decreased to £41.5 billion, compared with last month. Consequently the UK is a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £10.3 billion.
 



 
Key Points
 
  • Total trade in goods exports for August 2018 were £31.2 billion. This was a decrease of £0.4 billion (1.3 per cent) compared with last month, and an increase of £5.2 billion (20 per cent) compared with August 2017.
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  • Total trade in goods imports for August 2018 were £41.5 billion. This was a decrease of £0.5 billion (1.2 per cent) compared with last month, and a minimal decrease of 0.1 per cent compared with August 2017.
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  • The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £10.3 billion.
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  • A breakdown of Gold trade for August 2018 is available here.
  
Further analysis is available from the tabs at the top of this release, while the full monthly commentary and aggregate data tables can be downloaded below.
  
You can also access the latest detailed data in our interactive database.
 


TitleFormatPeriodDate ReleasedView
Overseas Trade Statistics(Import)CombinedAug 201810 Oct 2018View Release
Overseas Trade Statistics(Export)CombinedAug 201810 Oct 2018View Release
Overseas Trade Statistics(Commentary)CombinedAug 201810 Oct 2018View Release
 
 
 
Date of Next Release:  9 November 2018
 
If using specific facts contained in this release please check the information is still current as it is subject to revision on a monthly basis (see below).
 
Although care is taken when processing and analysing the business returns that make up the OTS, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system. While the data published have been checked as far as is practicable, they should be regarded as approximate and not necessarily accurate to the last whole number shown in the tables. They are fit to be used for purposes such as trend analysis and for comparing the relative magnitude of components.
 
You can find further detail regarding data quality on our Quality Assurance page, and details of our revision and data suppression policies, and full OTS methodology in the Policies and Methodologies area.
 
The relationship between OTS data, the UK Balance of Payments and Eurostat’s publication of EU international trade is explained in the User Support area, which also links to other trade-in-goods data and customer information, including The User Story a presentation on how OTS data is used.
 
 
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