Overseas Trade

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 26th January 2009.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the monetary value of trade between the UK and (a) India, ( b) China, (c) Russia, (d) Brazil, (e) EU member states and (f) the USA was in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development), The Minister of State, Department for International Development, Party Chair, Co-operative Party

The data requested are shown in the following tables.

£ million
UK exports of goods and services to:
India China Russia Brazil EU27 USA
1998 1,730 1,163 1,373 1,326 * 36,789
1999 1,971 1,667 829 1,117 132,320 41,929
2000 2,611 1,917 1,083 1,125 146,177 48,550
2001 2,447 2,300 1,363 1,200 151,256 48,455
2002 2,390 2,217 1,562 1,201 153,043 50,887
2003 3,006 2,813 2,153 1,160 153,157 52,649
2004 3,234 3,645 2,368 1,101 157,687 54,379
2005 3,959 4,203 2,992 1,208 171,227 55,445
2006 4,314 4,675 3,718 1,402 206,185 60,899
2007 4,647 5,224 4,960 1,538 187,114 64,195
£ million
UK imports of goods and services from:
India China Russia Brazil EU27 USA
1998 1,936 3,035 1,588 1,023 (1) 36,372
1999 2,099 3,650 1,461 1,066 142,132 37,113
2000 2,315 5,118 1,684 1,288 153,000 41,621
2001 2,633 6,116 2,265 1,510 164,659 42,848
2002 2,620 7,222 2,246 1,616 176,646 38,552
2003 2,911 8,805 2,757 1,653 180,418 37,719
2004 3,387 10,946 4,006 1,762 188,040 37,430
2005 4,100 13,658 5,558 2,002 208,586 38,515
2006 4,730 16,048 6,466 2,168 236,327 42,313
2007 5,604 19,682 6,107 2,341 223,976 44,243
(1 )For technical reasons associated with European Union enlargement, consistent figures for UK trade with the EU27 are not published for 1998. Some of the data were affected by transactions associated with missing trader VAT fraud, notably with the EU in the first half of 2006.

Source:

UK Balance of Payments Pink Book, 2008 edition, Table 9.2

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