Exports

Department for International Trade written question – answered at on 21 February 2017.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the value is of total exports from each UK region to (a) the EU, (b) the US and (c) China.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

Figures on the value of UK exports of goods from each UK region to the EU, the US and China for 2015 are given in Table 1 below. Data on regional exports of services by partner country are not available.

Table 1: UK exports of goods to the EU, USA and China, by UK region, in 2015 (£million)

Region

Goods exports to the EU, £million

Goods exports to the USA, £million

Goods exports to China, £million

East

11,504

3,032

637

East Midlands

8,699

2,816

796

London

12,603

5,245

903

North East

7,006

1,237

454

North West

11,654

3,792

1,378

South East

19,070

7,938

1,501

South West

9,722

1,560

318

West Midlands

12,036

5,417

3,690

Yorkshire and the Humber

7,792

3,720

411

Northern Ireland

3,476

1,116

91

Scotland

6,746

2,620

480

Wales

5,023

2,798

224

Unknown

18,113

3,968

508

Total UK

133,444

45,259

11,391

Source: HMRC Regional Trade Statistics database, https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/BuildYourOwnTables/Pages/Home.aspx

Note: HMRC figures are on a customs (‘physical movement’) basis: goods are recorded as UK exports if they physically leave the economic territory of the UK. These figures are slightly different than the ONS data which are based on the ‘change of ownership’ (Balance of Payments) principle: goods leaving the economic territory of the UK are recorded as exports only if they change ownership between UK residents and non-residents.

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