Balance of Trade: Republic of Ireland

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 24th November 2010.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value was of (a) exports to and (b) imports from each region of the UK in respect of the Republic of Ireland in the last five years for which figures are available.

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The data requested are shown in the following tables for trade in goods, based on HM Revenue and Customs regional trade statistics:

(a) UK exports of goods to the Republic of Ireland (£ million)
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
United Kingdom total 16,205 17,202 17,632 18,586 15,484
North East 313 357 372 387 253
North West 1,237 1,357 1,385 1,412 1,224
Yorkshire and the Humber 854 936 1,015 1,039 892
East Midlands 1,016 1,076 1,154 1,154 1,059
West Midlands 831 936 990 900 681
East 1,334 1,306 1,343 1,530 1,591
London 1,497 1,469 1,520 1,459 1,395
South East 2,019 2,042 2,094 2,151 1,868
South West 1,318 1,263 1,342 1,055 607
Wales 847 951 913 1,137 898
Scotland 735 559 449 382 346
Northern Ireland 2,006 2,272 2,436 2,513 2,112
Unknown 2,199 2,678 2,620 3,466 2,559
(b) UK imports of goods from the Republic of Ireland (£ million)
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
United Kingdom total 10,005 10,417 11,249 12,020 12,265
North East 95 42 74 57 48
North West 500 531 528 589 520
Yorkshire and the Humber 444 467 457 504 455
East Midlands 182 172 238 242 249
West Midlands 445 508 511 700 605
East 1,226 1,294 1,959 2,476 3,079
London 1,328 1,444 1,284 1,301 1,216
South East 1,527 1,675 1,718 1,599 1,771
South West 358 482 543 495 474
Wales 127 99 91 74 91
Scotland 178 201 336 182 175
Northern Ireland 1,370 1,423 1,510 1,600 1,598
Unknown 2,224 2,077 2,000 2,200 1,985

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