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Regional Trade Statistics Latest Release

Second Quarter 2015

Date:  03 September 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 June 2015.


Key points
In the year to June 2015, the value of UK exports decreased by 2.6 per cent and imports also fell by 1.0 per cent
  • Of the four UK countries, only Northern Ireland saw an increase in exports during the year
  • Despite there being a decrease in annual export value for England as a whole, there were increases for all England regions except the North West, the East Midlands and the East./div>
  • 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, India for Wales and Saudi Arabia for Scotland.
  • Northern Ireland was the only country that saw an increase in imports.
  • Imports decreased in the North West, East Midlands, West Midlands and the East but increased in all other English regions.
  • The largest import partner by value for both England and Wales is Germany. For Scotland it is the USA and for Northern Ireland it is Irish Republic.
  • The partner countries with the largest increase were China for England and Wales, South Korea 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.
Statistical contact:
James Durnford 
Tel: 03000 593683

TitleQuarterYearDate ReleasedView
UK Regional Trade Statistics ReleaseQuarter2201503 Sep 2015View Release
UK Regional Trade Statistics CommentaryQuarter2201503 Sep 2015View Release
Access detailed Regional Trade Statistics data in our interactive database.  
Date of Next Release: 3 December 2015
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