Statistics Released: 12 March 2013
- January 2013
- 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 – Three Monthly 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 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.