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UK Trade with EU

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 4th March 2016.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

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.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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)

-451

Beverages and tobacco (HS 2009, 2201-08)

-1,969

Animal products (HS 01, 02, 1601-02)

-3,465

Cereals and preparations (HS 0407-10, 10, 1101-04, 1107-09, 19, 2102-06, 2209)

-2,729

Fish and fish products (HS 03, 0508, 051191, 150410, 150420, 1603-05, 230120)

+84

Source: HM Revenue and Customs Overseas Trade Statistics database

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