Exports: EU Countries

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 22nd July 2021.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to increase the proportion of exports to the EU to levels prior the UK leaving the EU.

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

The proportion of goods exported from the UK to the EU (as a proportion of total UK goods exports) was 50.1% in May 2021. This has increased since the decline in January to 36.9%, and is slightly above the annual proportions for 2018 (49.5%), 2019 (47.4%) and 2020 (48.5%).

The proportion of services exported from the UK to the EU (as a proportion of total UK service exports) was 37.6% in Q1 2021, slightly above the annual proportion for 2020 (36.9%), and below 2019 (38.1%) and 2018 (40.4%).

The Department for International Trade provides a range of services to support businesses to export to the EU, including through the overseas Europe Network, International Trade Advisors and the Transition Period Enquiry Unit.

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