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Country Year end Q3 2016
Comparison (prev. year)
Exports: £279.9bn

Imports: £411.1bn


Exports: £212.4bn

Imports: £331.6bn

Exports: £11.8bn

Imports: £12.1bn


Exports: £24.8bn

Imports: £21.8bn


Exports: £7.4bn

Imports: £9.6bn


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

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Regional Trade Statistics Latest Release

Third Quarter 2016

Date:  06 December 2016 
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 September 2016.
UK Imports and Exports by Region, year to Sept 2016

Key points
In the year to September 2016, the value of UK trade in goods exports increased by 0.2 per cent and imports increased by 3.4 per cent.
  • Of the four UK countries, only Scotland saw a decrease in exports during the year.
  • There was a decrease in annual export value for all England regions except the West Midlands, the East of England and the South East.
  • The largest export partner by value for England and Scotland was USA. Germany was the largest export partner for Wales and the Irish Republic was the largest export partner for Northern Ireland.
  • The partner countries with the largest increase were Germany for England, France for Wales, China for Scotland and USA for Northern Ireland.
  • The value of UK imports increased for all UK countries except Wales.
  • There was an increase in annual import value for all English regions apart from the North East, the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber.
  • The largest import partner by value for both England and Wales was Germany. For Scotland it was Norway and for Northern Ireland it was Irish Republic.
  • The partner countries with the largest increase were China for England, Netherlands for Wales, Singapore for Scotland and Germany 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.
Statistical contact:
James Durnford 
Tel: 03000 593683

TitleQuarterYearDate ReleasedView
UK Regional Trade Statistics ReleaseQuarter3201606 Dec 2016View Release
UK Regional Trade Statistics CommentaryQuarter3201606 Dec 2016View Release
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Date of Next Release: 09 March 2017 
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