In May 2017 the value of exports (EU and Non-EU) increased to £29.4 billion, and imports (EU and Non-EU) increased to £40.2 billion, compared with last month. Consequently the UK is a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £10.8billion.
- Total trade exports for May 2017 were £29.4 billion. This was an increase of £2.9 billion (11 per cent) compared with last month, and an increase of £5.9 billion (25 per cent) compared with May 2016.
- Total trade imports for May 2017 were £40.2 billion. This was an increase of £1.9 billion (5.0 per cent) compared with last month, and an increase of £4.1 billion (11 per cent) compared with May 2016.
- The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £10.8 billion.
Top 25 UK Export Trading Partners: US, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Irish Republic, China, Belgium, Spain, Italy, UAE, Hong Kong, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Canada, Singapore, Poland, Low Value Trade (ZY), Saudi Arabia, Australia, India Norway, Qatar.
Top 25 UK Import Trading Partners: Germany, US, China, Netherlands, Fance, Belgium, Norway, Italy,Spain, Irish Republic, Canada, Japan, Poland, Hong Kong, Turkey, Switzerland, India, Sweden, Low Value Trade (ZY), Czech Republic, South Africa, Russia, Denmark, South Korea, UAE
Source and full information on Top Trading Partners by Country, SITC or Chapters please visit HMRC, published 7th July 2017