UK Trade with EU

HM Treasury written question – answered on 28th January 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Morgan of Ely Baroness Morgan of Ely Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the volume of trade between the United Kingdom and the European Union, using the latest figures available, and broken down by England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Photo of Lord Deighton Lord Deighton The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is responsible for the collection of data on goods exported from and imported to the United Kingdom. UK trade data are published by HMRC in the Overseas Trade Statistics and Regional Trade Statistics publications, and via their dedicated website[1].

The volume of trade for each trade flow between the United Kingdom and the European Union by country is reported in the table below.

Values in £ thousands

Country

2012 (Jan to Dec)

2013 (Jan to Dec)

2014 (Jan to Sep)1

Export

Import

Export

Import

Export

Import

England

110,043,053

173,156,060

108,018,083

178,554,060

77,777,230

133,841,053

Northern Ireland

3,163,590

3,180,628

3,479,097

3,218,644

2,700,349

2,493,340

Scotland

8,137,635

5,059,117

8,697,154

5,321,042

6,277,720

3,809,783

Wales

5,916,030

3,365,113

6,558,168

3,479,167

4,435,902

2,674,741

Unknown

22,343,979

19,754,499

23,483,524

25,078,684

18,902,877

19,035,641

Grand Total

149,604,287

204,515,417

150,236,026

215,651,597

110,094,078

161,854,558

Source: HMRC Regional Trade Statistics

Note:

1) 2014 data is January to September 2014 year to date inclusive and subject to update

2) Trade is presented on a General Trade basis

3) EU Trade includes Below Threshold Trade Allocation (BTTA)

4) Data is allocated to a region based on the address of the VAT Registered UK trader

5) Unknown trade refers to data that cannot be allocated to a region. This includes foreign traders registered for VAT in the UK, Electricity and Gas, Channel Island and Isle of Man Trade and Government trade

[1] www.uktradeinfo.com

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