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To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the balance of trade between the UK and the rest of the EU was in (a) sugars and confectionery, (b) beverages and tobacco, (c) animal products, (d) cereals and preparations and (e) fish and fish products using the same definitions as in the presentation of information on page 15 of The process of withdrawing from the EU, in the last year for which data is available.
The trade balance between the UK and the rest of the EU in the above commodity groups in 2015 is given in the table below. These figures are sourced from HM Revenue and Customs’ Overseas Trade Statistics database and based on the same definitions as in the presentation of information on page 15 of ‘The process of withdrawing from the EU’.
Commodity (HS commodity code)
UK trade balance with the EU (£ million), 2015
Sugars and confectionery (HS 17)
Beverages and tobacco (HS 2009, 2201-08)
Animal products (HS 01, 02, 1601-02)
Cereals and preparations (HS 0407-10, 10, 1101-04, 1107-09, 19, 2102-06, 2209)
Fish and fish products (HS 03, 0508, 051191, 150410, 150420, 1603-05, 230120)
Source: HM Revenue and Customs Overseas Trade Statistics database