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UK Trade estimates

UK Trade estimates HMRC NOTICES

The latest set of regional trade statistics has been published for the final quarter of 2016. This data is primarily sourced from Customs’ systems and Intrastat returns.

Exports

  • The total value of UK exports for the 12 months ending 31 December 2016 was £291 billion. This represents an increase of 5.6% over the previous year’s figures.
  • The number of exporters based in the UK was 108,759.

Imports

  • The total value of UK imports for the 12 months ending 31 December 2016 was £424 billion. This represents an increase of 7.6% over the previous year’s figures.
  • The number of importers in the period totalled 165,304.The next release of trade figures scheduled for 8 June 2017 will include revised data for the final quarter of 2016 plus a set of new regional trade statistics figures for the first quarter of 2017.

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