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Country Year end Q2 2016
Comparison (prev. year)
Exports: £273.6bn

Imports: £398.4bn


Exports: £208.7bn 

Imports: £332.8bn


Exports: £12.1bn

Imports: £6.9bn


Exports: £17.1bn

Imports: £12.8bn


Exports: £6.7bn

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

Second Quarter 2016

Date:  06 September 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 June 2016.

Key points
In the year to June 2016, the value of UK trade in goods exports decreased by 2.8 per cent and imports fell by 0.8 per cent.
  • Of the four UK countries, only 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 Germany for England, Turkey for Wales and USA for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • The value of UK imports fell for all UK countries except England.
  • There was an increase in annual import value for all English regions apart from the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands and London.
  • 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 China for England, South Korea for Wales, Canada for Scotland and Bangladesh 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 ReleaseQuarter2201606 Sep 2016View Release
UK Regional Trade Statistics CommentaryQuarter2201606 Sep 2016View Release
Access detailed Regional Trade Statistics data in our interactive database.  
Date of Next Release: 06 December 2016
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