UK regional trade in goods statistics: second quarter 2021

This section is Statistical release

Find data on the UK's international trade in goods at summary and product level, by UK regions and devolved administrations.

The combined effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) national and international lockdown restrictions and EU exit uncertainty have all been contributing factors to the erratic nature of recent UK and global trade. We encourage users to apply caution when making comparisons of trade movements over time.

UK total trade and trade by UK country

UK total trade and trade by UK country: year to June 2021 compared with the previous 12 months

 

Exports
(£ billion)

Change in year (%)

Imports
(£ billion)

Change in year (%)

UK

302.0

-3.5

441.3

1.3

England

223.4

-2.2

341.6

-2.3

Wales

13.5

-13.1

14.4

-10.5

Scotland

26.0

-13.6

20.6

-3.9

Northern Ireland

7.8

-6.1

7.5

3.8

Note: UK figures includes trade that cannot be allocated to a region.

Top trading partners by UK country, year to June 2021

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Top trading partners by trade value

 

Exports

Value
(£ billion)

Imports

Value
(£ billion)

England

USA

34.4

Germany

51.2

Wales

Germany

2.2

USA

2.1

Scotland

Netherlands

4.4

China

3.3

Northern Ireland

Ireland

3.2

Ireland

2.6

Partner countries with largest decrease in value compared with previous year

 

Exports

Imports

England

USA

Netherlands

Wales

France

USA

Scotland

China

Netherlands

Northern Ireland

Canada

USA

Top traded commodities by UK country, year to June 2021

You can explore SITC values by UK region in the accompanying data tables.

Top exported commodities (SITC Divisions) by value

 

Commodity (SITC Division)

Value (£ billion)

Change in year (%)

England

Machinery & transport equipment

92.2

-6.2

Wales

Machinery & transport equipment

5.9

-20.1

Scotland

Mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials

6.7

-40.6

Northern Ireland

Machinery & transport equipment

2.6

-10.9

Top imported commodities (SITC Divisions) by value

 

Commodity (SITC Division)

Value (£ billion)

Change in year (%)

England

Machinery & transport equipment

126.0

-6.0

Wales

Machinery & transport equipment

5.1

-13.1

Scotland

Machinery & transport equipment

7.3

-19.0

Northern Ireland

Machinery & transport equipment

1.8

-1.5

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