Statistical bulletin: UK Trade, December 2012
Released: 07 February 2013 Download PDF
Contents – December 2012
- Key Figures
- Economic Context
- Value of UK Trade in Goods
- Trade in Goods – EU Analysis
- Trade in Goods – Non-EU Analysis
- Trade in Goods – One Month Geographical Analysis
- Trade in goods – Quarterly Geographical Analysis
- Volume of Total Trade in Goods, Excluding Oil and Erratics
- Export and Import Prices for Trade in Goods (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
- Trade in Oil
- Trade in Services
- Records Sheet
- Background notes
- Statistical contacts
- UK Trade shows the value of imports and exports and is a key contributor to the overall economic growth of the UK.
- Seasonally adjusted, the UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services was estimated to have been £3.2 billion in December, compared with a deficit of £3.6 billion in November. However, despite erratic changes in the deficit over the last 12 months, the level across that period has remained largely flat.
- There was a deficit of £8.9 billion on goods, partly offset by an estimated surplus of £5.7 billion on services.
- Excluding oil and erratic items, the deficit on trade in goods was £22.2 billion in quarter four. This was £0.2 billion more than the preceding quarter and £0.6 billion higher than quarter four 2011.
- Export prices (excluding oil and erratics) rose by 0.3% in the latest quarter; import prices rose by 0.2% in the same period.
- Get all the tables for this publication in the data section of this publication .
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.