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Statistics bulletin: UK Trade, January 2013

Statistics Released: 12 March 2013
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January 2013

  • UK Trade shows the extent of import and export activity; 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 £2.4 billion in January, compared with a deficit of £2.8 billion in December.
  • There was a deficit of £8.2 billion on goods, partly offset by an estimated surplus of £5.8 billion on services.
  • Excluding oil and erratic items, the deficit on trade in goods was £21.8 billion in the three months to January 2013. This was £1.3 billion less than the preceding three months and £0.5 billion lower than the same period a year ago.
  • Export volumes (excluding oil and erratics) were unchanged in the latest three months; import volumes fell by 2.0% in the same period.

Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.

 

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