UK Trade estimates
The latest set of regional trade statistics has been published for the fourth quarter of 2010. This data is primarily sourced from Customs’ systems and Intrastat returns.
- The total value of UK exports for the 12 months to December 2010 was £261,784m. This represents an increase of 16.2% over the previous year.
- The number of Exporters based in the UK was 51,288 – an increase of 2.9% from the same quarter last year.
- The total value of UK imports for the 12 months to December 2010 was £358,734m. This represents an increase of 16.6% over the previous year.
- The number of Importers in the UK totalled 70,514 representing a small increase of 0.8% over the same quarter last year.
The next release of trade figures will be on 9 June 2011. This will include revised data for 2010 plus a set of new regional trade statistics figures for the first quarter of 2011.