The following changes have been made in the geographic distribution of British diplomatic posts, including embassies, high commissions, consulate-generals and consulates overseas in the last 10 years.
Americas: a net reduction of 12 posts (includes two posts due to shut in 2007-08);
Europe: a net reduction of three posts;
Asia and Pacific: a net reduction of four posts;
Africa: a net reduction of four posts;
Middle East and North Africa (including Iraq): a net gain of two posts;
Russia, South Caucasus and Central Asia: a net gain of two posts; and
South Asia and Afghanistan: a net gain of one post.
This answer does not include offices of lesser status such as trade offices, British commercial offices and business information centres.