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Release: UK Trade, April 2012

Released: 15 June 2012 Next edition: 10 July 2012

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Marilyn Thomas

UK Trade and Transfers

trade.in.goods@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455708

Categories: Economy, National Accounts, Balance of Payments

Frequency of release: Monthly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

  • The UK’s deficit on seasonally adjusted trade in goods and services was £4.4 billion in April, compared with a deficit of £3.0 billion in March.

  • The deficit on seasonally adjusted trade in goods was £10.1 billion in April, compared with a deficit of £8.7 billion in March.

  • The surplus on seasonally adjusted trade in services was estimated at £5.7 billion in April, compared with a surplus of £5.8 billion in March.

  • Excluding oil and erratic items, the seasonally adjusted volume of exports was 7.1 per cent lower, and the volume of imports was 3.0 per cent lower in April compared with March.

  • Export prices of goods, non seasonally adjusted, fell by 1.2 per cent and import prices of goods fell by 1.9 per cent compared with March.

Latest monthly statistics on trade in goods classified according to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) as well as monthly estimates for total trade in services.

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