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Year end Infographics

Country Year end Q1 2016
Comparison (prev. year)
Exports: £277.6bn

Imports: £396.7bn


Exports: £210.6bn 

Imports: £334.7bn


Exports: £12.1bn

Imports: £7.0bn


Exports: £17.2bn

Imports: £12.6bn


Exports: £6.6bn

Imports: £6.0bn


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

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Regional Trade Statistics Latest Release

First Quarter 2016

Date:  07 June 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 March 2016.


Key points
In the year to March 2016, the value of UK trade in goods exports decreased by 2.3 per cent and imports fell by 2.8 per cent.
  • Of the four UK countries, only England and Northern Ireland saw increases in exports during the year.
  • There was a decrease in annual export value for all England regions except the West Midlands, London, the South East and the South West.
  • The largest export partner by value for England, Wales and Scotland is USA. Irish Republic is the largest export partner for Northern Ireland.
  • The partner countries with the largest increase were USA for England and Northern Ireland, Qatar for Wales and Saudi Arabia for Scotland.
  • The value of UK imports fell for all UK countries.
  • There was a decrease in annual import value for all English regions apart from the North East, London and the South West.
  • The largest import partner by value for both England and Wales was Germany. For Scotland it was the USA and for Northern Ireland it was Irish Republic.
  • The partner countries with the largest increase were USA for England and Northern Ireland, Switzerland for Wales and South Korea for Scotland.
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 ReleaseQuarter1201607 Jun 2016View Release
UK Regional Trade Statistics CommentaryQuarter1201607 Jun 2016View Release
Access detailed Regional Trade Statistics data in our interactive database.  
Date of Next Release: 06 September 2016
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