Report on Statistics for EU-UK Trade
The House of Commons Library have released an impartial report, showing statistics and figures on UK Trade with the EU.
- The UK has an overall trade deficit of £61 billion with the EU in 2015. A surplus of £28 billion on trade in services was outweighed by a deficit of £89 billion on trade in goods.
- The UK had a trade surplus of £31 billion with non-EU countries. A surplus of £62 billion on trade in services outweighed a deficit of £31 billion on trade in goods.
- Wales had the highest percentage of goods exports going to the EU of all the countries and regions in the UK in 2015. Northern Ireland had the highest proportion of goods imports from the EU.
- The EU, taken as a whole is the UK’s largest trading partner. In 2015, UK exports to the EU were £230 billion (44% of all UK exports). UK imports from the EU were £291 billion (53% of all UK imports).
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