You asked:

The EU has in place trade deals with 32 countries -

Please can you send me a table of UK trade with those countries in aggregate, and also separating out the trade with Mexico, Norway, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland and Turkey.

I would like the figures in the format of tables 11/12 in the monthly trade release. I would like the figures for trade in goods: exports, imports and balance. I assume these figures are a component of the non-EU figures in table 2 of the monthly release, so I would be pleased if they could be included too. If figures for services are available, please incorporate those into the table but showing them separately from the goods figures.

We said:

We produce a variety of analyses of trade by counterparty or trading partner. The information you requested is mostly available in the form of updated Balance of Payments annual geographic data tables.

These data tables present goods and services exports and imports by partner country. We have checked the supplied list of partner countries for the EU trade deals, and there are three omissions in our available dataset – Faroe Islands, Palestinian Authority, and San Marino. Values are likely to be small, and in the case of trade in services may contain disclosive data, where it may be possible to identify transactions by individual companies or units. This information is therefore exempt from disclosure under s.44 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Trade statistics in these tables feature the complete span of available data, from 1999 to 2015, and are consistent with the values used in the presentation of the UK’s Balance of Payments (BoP). The Pink Book 2017, our annual BoP compendium, is being published on 31 October 2017 and will contain revised data as well as estimates for 2016.

As you have noted, some more recent data are available in the monthly UK Trade release, and we expand on these in our ad-hoc Trade in Goods, Individual Country data on a monthly basis analysis. This only covers trade in goods, and has a few more omissions than those listed above. They do however give a slightly longer time-span, from January 1998 to April 2017.

We intend updating the ‘Trade in Goods, Individual Country data on a monthly basis’ ad-hoc publication on 17 November 2017 to be consistent with the latest BoP dataset, and to include all countries that are not otherwise covered in the Pink Book 2017 release; this will be inclusive of Faroe Islands, Palestinian Authority and San Marino.