UK Trade estimates
The latest set of regional trade statistics has been published for the second quarter of 2009. This data is primarily sourced from Customs systems and the Intrastat returns.
- The total value of UK exports for the 12 months to June 2009 was £232,411m, a decrease of £3,239m compared to the 12 months ending June 2008. This represents a decrease of 1.4% over the previous year.
- The number of Exporters based in the UK was 50,538.
- The total value of UK imports for the 12 months to June 2009 was £318,625m, a decrease of £12,363m compared to the 12 months ending June 2008. This represents a decrease of 3.7% over the previous year.
- The number of Importers in the UK totalled 72,465.
The next release of trade figures will be on 10 December 2009. This will include revised data for 2009 plus a new set of regional trade statistics figures for the third quarter 2009.