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Topic: International Trade

Latest Summaries

  • How important is the European Union to UK trade and investment? 26-Jun-2015
    A brief analysis of the UK's trade and foreign direct investment relationship with the EU
  • Recent trends in Foreign Direct Investment 23-Jan-2015
    Recent deterioration in the current account has been partly driven by a weaker primary income balance of which Foreign Direct Investment is a key component.
  • Foreign Direct Investment, 2013 20-Jan-2015
    This short video presentation provides a brief introduction to Foreign Direct Investment statistics and the main methodological change implemented for Balance of Payments Manual 6, a change from measuring Foreign Direct Investment on a directional basis to an asset/liability basis. This change has been implemented in the most recent Quarterly Balance of Payments and Annual Pink Book publications, both released in September 2014.
  • Outward Foreign AffiliaTes Statistics, 2010-2012 04-Nov-2014
    Measures the employment and turnover of UK controlled companies based abroad. This information is becoming increasingly useful because of globalisation and the importance of overseas investment to the UK economy, and complements the data published as part of the Balance of Payments and foreign ownership statistics.
  • Regional Profile of North East - Economy, June 2013 19-Jun-2013
    Key facts and figures about the economy, employment and unemployment for the North East region.
  • Summary of International Trade in Services, 2011 28-Feb-2013
    The International Trade in Services survey is a key source of UK trade data. It is important to note that the survey does not contain data for transportation, travel and banking industries. This data is obtained from other sources such as the International Passenger Survey and the Bank of England. As a result, these industries are excluded from the figures reported in this publication. Estimates for the overall level of trade in services, including these industries, are published in the Office for National Statistics Pink Book publication.

Latest Publications

  • Foreign Direct Investment Involving UK Companies, 2014 03-Dec-2015
    Provides a detailed breakdown of UK Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows, positions (stocks) and earnings (both inward and outward), by country, component and industry.
  • An analysis of Foreign Direct Investment, the key driver of the recent deterioration in the UK’s Current Account 30-Oct-2015
    A detailed analysis of UK Foreign Direct Investment and the downward pressure it has recently applied on Primary Income and the Current Account.
  • International Trade in Services, 2013 30-Jan-2015
    A detailed breakdown of UK annual trade in services, by product, industry and country. These estimates are derived from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) International Trade in Services Survey.
  • Foreign Direct Investment Involving UK Companies, 2013 20-Jan-2015
    Data on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows, positions and earnings involving UK companies. The investment figures are published on a net basis, that is, they consist of investments minus disinvestments. Investments can include acquisitions of assets or shares and disinvestments can include the disposal of assets or shares.
  • International Trade in Services, 2012 30-Jan-2014
    This 2012 International Trade in Services statistical bulletin provides a detailed breakdown of UK annual trade in services, by product, industry and country. These estimates are derived from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) International Trade in Services Survey.
  • International Trade in Services, 2011 28-Feb-2013
    The International Trade in Services survey is a key source of UK trade data. It is important to note that the survey does not contain data for transportation, travel and banking industries. This data is obtained from other sources such as the International Passenger Survey and the Bank of England. As a result, these industries are excluded from the figures reported in this publication. Estimates for the overall level of trade in services, including these industries, are published in the Office for National Statistics Pink Book publication.

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