Estimates of GDP are released on a monthly and quarterly basis. Monthly estimates are released alongside other short-term economic indicators. The two quarterly estimates contain data from all three approaches to measuring GDP and are called the First quarterly estimate of GDP and the Quarterly National Accounts. Data sources feeding into the two types of releases are consistent with each other.
The total UK trade deficit (goods and services) narrowed £14.9 billion to £2.9 billion in the three months to July 2019; this was largely caused by a narrowing of the trade in goods deficit of £14.9 billion to £29.3 billion, predominantly from falling imports.
Imports of goods fell £14.1 billion to £119.5 billion in the three months to July 2019, as imports of unspecified goods (including non-monetary gold), chemicals, and machinery and transport equipment fell.
Excluding unspecified goods (including non-monetary gold) the total trade deficit narrowed by £3.7 billion to £4.7 billion, exports fell £2.5 billion to £159.0 billion and imports fell £6.2 billion to £163.8 billion in the three months to July 2019.
Datasets for each of the chapters in The Blue Book 2018 including the national accounts at a glance, financial and non-financial corporations, households and non-profit institutions serving households and summary supply and use tables.
Quarterly economic activity within the countries of the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and the nine English regions (North East, North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West).
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