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Overseas Trade

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the monetary value of trade between the UK and (a) India, (b) China, (c) Russia, (d) Brazil, (e) EU member states and (f) the USA was in each of the last 10 years. (250817)

The data requested are shown in the following tables.

£ million

UK exports of goods and services to:

India

China

Russia

Brazil

EU27

USA

1998

1,730

1,163

1,373

1,326

*

36,789

1999

1,971

1,667

829

1,117

132,320

41,929

2000

2,611

1,917

1,083

1,125

146,177

48,550

2001

2,447

2,300

1,363

1,200

151,256

48,455

2002

2,390

2,217

1,562

1,201

153,043

50,887

2003

3,006

2,813

2,153

1,160

153,157

52,649

2004

3,234

3,645

2,368

1,101

157,687

54,379

2005

3,959

4,203

2,992

1,208

171,227

55,445

2006

4,314

4,675

3,718

1,402

206,185

60,899

2007

4,647

5,224

4,960

1,538

187,114

64,195

£ million

UK imports of goods and services from:

India

China

Russia

Brazil

EU27

USA

1998

1,936

3,035

1,588

1,023

1

36,372

1999

2,099

3,650

1,461

1,066

142,132

37,113

2000

2,315

5,118

1,684

1,288

153,000

41,621

2001

2,633

6,116

2,265

1,510

164,659

42,848

2002

2,620

7,222

2,246

1,616

176,646

38,552

2003

2,911

8,805

2,757

1,653

180,418

37,719

2004

3,387

10,946

4,006

1,762

188,040

37,430

2005

4,100

13,658

5,558

2,002

208,586

38,515

2006

4,730

16,048

6,466

2,168

236,327

42,313

2007

5,604

19,682

6,107

2,341

223,976

44,243

1 For technical reasons associated with European Union enlargement, consistent figures for UK trade with the EU27 are not published for 1998. Some of the data were affected by transactions associated with missing trader VAT fraud, notably with the EU in the first half of 2006.

Source:

UK Balance of Payments Pink Book, 2008 edition, Table 9.2