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Statistical bulletin: UK Trade, September 2012

Released: 09 November 2012 Download PDF


September 2012

  • Seasonally adjusted, the UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services was estimated at £2.7 billion in September, compared with a deficit of £4.3 billion in August.
  • There was a deficit of £8.4 billion on goods, partly offset by an estimated surplus of £5.7 billion on services.
  • In quarter three 2012, trade in goods and services was estimated to have been in deficit by £8.5 billion compared with a deficit of £10.1 billion in the preceding quarter.
  • Excluding oil and erratic items, the volume of exports of goods was 4.1 per cent higher in quarter three 2012 compared with the preceding three months. The volume of imports fell 0.3 per cent over the same period.
  • Export and import price indices are not available in this month’s UK Trade publication. The data are currently being quality assured and it is our intention to reinstate those series next month.
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.

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