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Year end Infographics

Country Year end Q4 2018
Comparison (prev. year)
Exports: £336.9bn

Imports: £480.5bn


Exports: £248.6bn

Imports: £383.5bn

Exports: £17.2bn

Imports: £18.3bn


Exports: £30.3bn

Imports: £25.3bn


Exports: £8.9bn

Imports: £7.8bn


Note: United Kingdom figures include trade that cannot be allocated to a region.

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Regional Trade Statistics

Fourth Quarter 2018

Date: 07 March 2019
Coverage: United Kingdom
The graph below shows the total value of the UK’s import and export trade in goods for the annual period ending December 2018.
UK Imports and Exports by Region, year to December 2018

Key points
In the year to December 2018, the value of UK trade in goods exports increased by 2.6 per cent and imports increased by 2.6 per cent.
  • All four UK countries saw an increase in exports during the year.
  • There was an increase in annual export value for all English regions except the North West, the West Midlands and the East.
  • The largest export partner by value was USA for England, Germany for Wales, the Netherlands for Scotland, and the Irish Republic for Northern Ireland.
  • The partner countries with the largest value increase were USA for England, Irish Republic for Wales and Northern Ireland and the Netherlands for Scotland.
  • The value of UK imports increased for all UK countries.
  • There was an increase in annual import value for the all English regions except the East and the South West.
  • The largest import partner by value was Germany for England, the United States for Wales, Norway for Scotland, and the Irish Republic for Northern Ireland.
  • The partner countries with the largest value increase were the Netherlands for England, the USA for Wales, Spain for Scotland, and the Irish Republic for Northern Ireland.
You can find details of how users interested in import and export markets for specific goods make use of the detailed OTS data in ‘The User Story’. You can also access the detailed data in our interactive database.

TitleQuarterYearDate ReleasedView
UK Regional Trade Statistics CommentaryQuarter4201807 Mar 2019View Release
UK Regional Trade Statistics ReleaseQuarter4201807 Mar 2019View Release
Access detailed Regional Trade Statistics data in our interactive database.  
Date of Next Release: 06 June 2019 
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