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.