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Release: UK Trade, March 2012

Released: 15 May 2012 Next edition: 15 June 2012


Marilyn Thomas

Trade and Transfers

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455708

Categories: Economy, National Accounts, Balance of Payments

Frequency of release: Monthly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK and GB

  • The UK’s deficit on seasonally adjusted trade in goods and services was £2.7 billion in March compared with the deficit of £2.9 billion in February.

  • The deficit on seasonally adjusted trade in goods was £8.6 billion in March, unchanged compared with February.

  • The surplus on seasonally adjusted trade in services was estimated at £5.8 billion in March compared with the surplus of £5.6 billion in February.

  • Excluding oil and erratic items, the seasonally adjusted volume of exports was 6.0 per cent higher, and the volume of imports was 2.4 per cent higher in March compared with February.

  • Export prices of goods, non seasonally adjusted, rose by 1.7 per cent and import prices of goods rose by 1.2 per cent compared with February.

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.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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