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Year end Infographics

Country Year end Q4 2016
Comparison (prev. year)
Exports: £290.8bn

Imports: £424.5bn


Exports: £221.1bn

Imports: £341.3bn

Exports: £12.3bn

Imports: £12.4bn


Exports: £25.5bn

Imports: £23.0bn


Exports: £7.8bn

Imports: £9.9bn


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

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Regional Trade Statistics Latest Release

Fourth Quarter 2016

Date:  09 March 2017 
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 2016.
UK Imports and Exports by Region, year to December 2016

Key points
In the year to December 2016, the value of UK trade in goods exports increased by 5.6 per cent and imports increased by 7.6 per cent.
  • Of the four UK countries, only Scotland saw a decrease in exports during the year.
  • There was an increase in annual export value for all English regions except the North East and Yorkshire & the Humber.
  • 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 the all English regions.
  • 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 USA 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 ReleaseQuarter4201609 Mar 2017View Release
UK Regional Trade Statistics CommentaryQuarter4201609 Mar 2017View Release
Access detailed Regional Trade Statistics data in our interactive database.  
Date of Next Release: 09 June 2017 
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