Exports

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th March 2014.

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Photo of Lord Renton of Mount Harry Lord Renton of Mount Harry Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of United Kingdom exports, excluding oil and gas, went annually to other countries in the European Union 10 years ago, five years ago, and last year.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Glen Watson, Director General for ONS, to Lord Renton, dated March 2014

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question to Her Majesty’s Government asking what percentage of United Kingdom exports, excluding oil and gas, went annually to other countries in the European Union ten years ago, five years ago and last year. [HL5925]

Total exports of goods and services to European Union (EU) countries and countries outside the EU are published in Tables B6 and B6B of the United Kingdom Economic Accounts (UKEA).

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/naa1-rd/united-kingdom-economic-accounts/q3-2013/tsd-united-kingdom-economic-accounts-q3-2013.html

The attached table shows the value and percentage of exports to EU countries. The second part of the table presents these estimates excluding oil as requested. Unfortunately gas cannot be excluded.

UK Exports of goods and services to EU and non-EU countries 2003 to 2012
£ million and per cent
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Goods and services to EU28 countries 155115 159743 176247 210185 191382
Goods and services to non-EU28 countries 137966 146078 163596 177400 189134
Total goods and services 293081 305821 339843 387585 380516
Percentage exports to EU28 countries 52.9 52.2 51.9 54.2 50.3
Goods and services excluding oil1 to EU28 countries 145661 149309 163543 194372 176131
Goods and services excluding oil1 to EU28 countries 132929 140420 156559 170619 181988
Total goods and services excluding oil 278590 289729 320102 364991 358119
Percentage exports excluding oil to non-EU28 countries 52.3 51.5 51.1 53.3 49.2
UK Exports of goods and services to EU and non-EU countries 2003 to 2012
£ million and per cent
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Goods and services to EU28 countries 213237 193918 211002 232236 223453
Goods and services to non-EU28 countries 216521 208253 236267 260648 270845
Total goods and services 429758 402171 447269 492884 494298
Percentage exports to EU28 countries 49.6 48.2 47.2 47.1 45.2
Goods and services excluding oil2 to EU28 countries 192035 177893 189543 205480 196049
Goods and services excluding oil1 to EU28 countries 205866 199710 226438 249438 258758
Total goods and services excluding oil 397901 377603 415981 454918 454807
Percentage exports excluding oil to non-EU28 countries 48.3 47.1 45.6 45.2 43.1

Source

: ONS

1 exports of oil to EU (series SIHY) and non-EU countries (series SIJK) have been deducted from total exports

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