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Regional Trade Statistics Latest Release

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Fourth Quarter

Date:  05 March 2015 
 
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 2014. In the year to December 2014, there was a fall in annual export value for all UK regions except the North East, the South West and the West Midlands. There was an increase in annual import value during the year for the West Midlands and Yorkshire & the Humber, with a decrease in the remaining seven UK regions. Of the four UK countries, none saw an increase in exports during the year, while Northern Ireland was the only country that saw an increase in imports.
 


 
 
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.
 
Key points
  • The value of UK exports and imports both decreased in Quarter 4 2014 compared with Quarter 4 2013. The value of exports fell for England, Wales and Scotland and Northern Ireland between Quarter 4 2013 and Quarter 4 2014 whilst imports fell for England, Wales and Scotland. Exports rose in the North East, West Midlands, London, South East and South West but decreased in all other English regions. Imports increased in the North East, Yorkshire & the Humber, West Midlands, South East and South West but decreased in all other English regions.

  • The number of importers fell between Quarter 4 2013 and Quarter 4 2014 in all UK regions except Yorkshire and The Humber. The number of exporters fell for all UK regions except the West Midlands and London.

  • For England, the value of exports to China increased most in the year ending Quarter 4 2014; for Wales exports to Singapore; for Scotland exports to the Irish Republic and for Northern Ireland exports to the USA increased most. For imports, the largest increases were in goods from Germany (England), Nigeria (Scotland), China (Wales) and Germany Republic (Northern Ireland).

  • For exports, the commodity groups with the largest annual value increases were ‘Miscellaneous manufactured articles n.e.s.’ (England), ‘Office machines & automatic data processing machines’ (Scotland), ‘Machinery specialised for particular industries’ (Wales) and ‘Meat & meat preparations’ (Northern Ireland).

  • For imports, the commodity groups with the largest annual value increases were ‘Road vehicles’ (England), ‘Office machines & automatic data processing machines’ (Scotland), ‘Telecomms & sound recording & reproducing app. & eqp.’ (Wales) and ‘Machinery specialized for particular industries’ (Northern Ireland).
 
Statistical contact:
James Durnford 
Tel: 03000 593683
e-mail: uktradeinfo@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
 


TitleQuarterYearDate ReleasedView
UK Regional Trade Statistics ReleaseQuarter4201405 Mar 2015View Release
UK Regional Trade Statistics CommentaryQuarter4201405 Mar 2015View Release
 
 
 
 
Access detailed Regional Trade Statistics data in our interactive database.  
 
Date of Next Release: 4 June 2015
 
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