United Kingdom Trade Deficit Slightly Widens in September


In September, UK’s trade deficit in goods and services was £3.268 billion, compared with a deficit of £-3.252 billion in August. It is the widest deficit in 13 months.

Exports of goods decreased by 0.7 percent on the month, to £25.1 billion, while imports for the same period rose 0.2 percent to £34.9 billion. Services exports were estimated to have been £16.6 billion and imports £10.1 billion.

Exports to countries within the EU increased by 1.8 percent to £39.2 billion in the three months to September 2013, whereas exports to countries outside the EU fell by 8.6 percent to £36.5 billion in the same period. By commodity, the decrease in exports in the three months to August 2013.

Imports from the EU reached £ 55.3 billion in the three months to September 2013. Imports from countries outside the EU decreased by 1.5 percent in the three months to September.

United Kingdom Trade Deficit Slightly Widens in September


Krisztina Györffy | krisztina@tradingeconomics.com
11/8/2013 10:37:33 AM