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Partner May  2019
Comparison (Apr 2019)
Exports: £4.5bn 

Imports: £3.9bn


           -3.9%

            3.4%
Exports: £3.0bn

Imports: £5.2bn


           15.6%

           -2.0%
Exports: £1.8bn

Imports: £3.7bn


          -13.4%

           14.2%
Exports: £2.0bn

Imports: £2.9bn


           18.4% 

            1.0%
Exports: £1.9bn

Imports: £2.1bn


            5.1%

           -0.1%
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Commodity May 2019
Comparison (Apr 2019)
Exports: £5.0bn 

Imports: £5.4bn


           17.4% 

            1.1%
Exports: £3.0bn

Imports: £4.8bn


           18.5% 

            6.5%
Exports: £3.0bn

Imports: £4.1bn


           12.1% 

           20.5%
Exports: £3.5bn

Imports: £2.3bn


          -17.4% 

          -35.1%
Exports: £1.8bn

Imports: £3.6bn


             5.4% 

             6.6%

 

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E-mail: uktradeinfo@hmrc.gov.uk

 

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Overseas Trade Statistics

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May 2019 
 
Date: 10 July 2019
 
Coverage: United Kingdom 
 
Theme: Business & Energy
 
In May 2019 the value of exports (EU and Non-EU) increased to £31.1 billion, and imports (EU and Non-EU) increased to £40.5 billion, compared with last month. Consequently, the UK is a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £9.4 billion.
 
May 2019 Trade data chart


 
Key Points
 
  • Total exports of goods for May 2019 were £31.1 billion. This was an increase of £1.1 billion (3.6%) compared with last month, and an increase of £0.8 billion (2.7%) compared with May 2018.
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  • Total imports of goods for May 2019 were £40.5 billion. This was an increase of £1.0 billion (2.5%) compared with last month, and an increase of £0.4 billion (0.9%) compared with May 2018.
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  • The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £9.4 billion. This was a slight narrowing of £0.1bn on last month.
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  • A breakdown of Gold trade for May 2019 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)CombinedMay 201910 Jul 2019View Release
Overseas Trade Statistics(Export)CombinedMay 201910 Jul 2019View Release
Overseas Trade Statistics(Commentary)CombinedMay 201910 Jul 2019View Release
 
 
 
Date of Next Release:  09 August 2019
 
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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