UK Trade With EU

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 12th June 2018.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of the UK's trade in goods in 2017 for (a) exports (b) imports was with countries that the UK has a preferential trading relationship with due to its membership of the EU.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

Holding answer received on 11 June 2018

In 2017, UK goods exports to EU countries accounted for 48.8% of the value of total UK goods exports to the world. In 2017, UK goods exports to non-EU countries, with which the UK has a preferential trading relationship due to its membership of the EU, accounted for 12.2% of total UK goods exports to the world.

In 2017, UK goods imports from EU countries accounted for 54.8% of the value of total UK goods imports from the world. In 2017, UK goods imports from non-EU countries, with which the UK has a preferential trading relationship due to its membership of the EU, accounted for 12.6% of UK goods imports from the world.

Source: ONS Trade in goods MRETS (March 2018), UK Economic Accounts Q4 – October to December 2017 (for Canada and Switzerland) The figures referring to non-EU countries with which the UK has a preferential trading relationship excludes those countries with EU trade agreements that have not been provisionally applied yet, according to the European Commission website: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/negotiations-and-agreements/#_in-place

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