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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Value of exports by product, quarter and UK country (£m)
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[Collapse]Total(p,r) 17,174(p,r) 30,278(p,r) 8,868(p,r) 304,884(p,r) 9,910(p,r) 22,116(p,r) 336,910
Total[Collapse]Food and Live Animals(p,r) 511(p,r) 1,596(p,r) 1,510(p,r) 13,100(p,r) 352(p,r) 1,324(p,r) 14,775
Food and Live AnimalsLive Animals Other Than Animals Of Division 03(p,r) 42(p,r) 48(p,r) 19(p,r) 493(p,r) 33(p,r) 9(p,r) 535
Meat and Meat Preparations(p,r) 99(p,r) 109(p,r) 339(p,r) 1,749(p,r) 54(p,r) 70(p,r) 1,873
Dairy Products and Birds' Eggs(p,r) 110(p,r) 48(p,r) 596(p,r) 1,645(p,r) 16(p,r) 230(p,r) 1,891
Fish, Crustaceans, Molluscs and Aquatic Inverterbrates and Preparations Thereof(p,r) 31(p,r) 916(p,r) 65(p,r) 1,582(p,r) 156(p,r) 52(p,r) 1,789
Cereals and Cereal Preparations(p,r) 82(p,r) 166(p,r) 149(p,r) 2,036(p,r) 6(p,r) 99(p,r) 2,141
Vegetables and Fruit(p,r) 16(p,r) 67(p,r) 105(p,r) 1,196(p,r) 21(p,r) 48(p,r) 1,265
Sugar, Sugar Preparations and Honey(p,r) 9(p,r) 18(p,r) 22(p,r) 409(p,r) 5(p,r) 38(p,r) 452
Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, Spices and Manufactures Thereof(p,r) 12(p,r) 19(p,r) 27(p,r) 1,127(p,r) 19(p,r) 396(p,r) 1,542
Feeding Stuff For Animals (not Including Unmilled Cereals)(p,r) 32(p,r) 157(p,r) 136(p,r) 1,075(p,r) 10(p,r) 100(p,r) 1,186
Miscellaneous Edible Products and Preparations(p,r) 78(p,r) 48(p,r) 53(p,r) 1,788(p,r) 33(p,r) 281(p,r) 2,102
[Collapse]Beverages and Tobacco(p,r) 26(p,r) 4,276(p,r) 359(p,r) 7,354(p,r) 35(p,r) 318(p,r) 7,707
Beverages and TobaccoBeverages(p,r) 26(p,r) 4,275(p,r) 359(p,r) 7,279(p,r) 35(p,r) 318(p,r) 7,632
Tobacco and Tobacco Manufactures(p,r) 0(p,r) 1(p,r) 0(p,r) 75(p,r) 0(p,r) 0(p,r) 75
[Collapse]Crude Materials, Inedible, excl. Fuels(p,r) 245(p,r) 527(p,r) 281(p,r) 6,418(p,r) 707(p,r) 139(p,r) 7,264
Crude Materials, Inedible, excl. FuelsHides, Skins and Furskins, Raw(p,r) 6(p,r) 13(p,r) 22(p,r) 122(p,r) 12(p) 0(p,r) 134
Oil Seeds and Oleaginous Fruits(p,r) 0(p,r) 5(p,r) 6(p,r) 77(p,r) 0(p,r) 3(p,r) 81
Crude Rubber (Including Synthetic and Reclaimed)(p,r) 1(p,r) 128(p,r) 3(p,r) 316(p,r) 17(p,r) 8(p,r) 341
Cork and Wood(p,r) 2(p,r) 16(p,r) 70(p,r) 144(p,r) 1(p,r) 0(p,r) 145
Pulp and Waste Paper(p,r) 7(p,r) 11(p,r) 1(p,r) 429(p,r) 137(p,r) 10(p,r) 576
Textile Fibres Not Manufactured and their Waste etc.(p,r) 5(p,r) 38(p,r) 38(p,r) 532(p,r) 133(p,r) 11(p,r) 676
Crude Fertilizers and Crude Minerals (Excluding Fuels etc.)(p,r) 5(p,r) 15(p,r) 42(p,r) 500(p,r) 12(p,r) 4(p,r) 516
Metalliferous Ores and Metal Scrap(p,r) 214(p,r) 279(p,r) 81(p,r) 3,976(p,r) 394(p,r) 70(p,r) 4,440
Crude Animal and Vegetable Materials not Elsewhere Specified(p,r) 4(p,r) 22(p,r) 18(p,r) 321(p,r) 2(p,r) 33(p,r) 356
[Collapse]Minerals, Fuels, Lubricants etc.(p,r) 2,304(p,r) 10,176(p,r) 318(p,r) 30,504(p,r) 51(p,r) 2,569(p,r) 33,124
Minerals, Fuels, Lubricants etc.Coal, Coke and Briquettes(p,r) 13(p,r) 5(p,r) 84(p,r) 135(p,r) 2(p,r) 1(p,r) 137
Petroleum, Petroleum Products and Related Materials(p,r) 2,226(p,r) 9,573(p,r) 178(p,r) 27,783(p,r) 13(p,r) 2,250(p,r) 30,046
Gas, Natural and Manufactured(p,r) 26(p,r) 598(p,r) 3(p,r) 2,470(p,r) 25(p,r) 319(p,r) 2,814
Electric Current(p,r) 38.(p,r) 53(p,r) 115(p,r) 11.(p,r) 126
[Collapse]Animal and Vegetable Oils etc.(p,r) 3(p,r) 21(p,r) 31(p,r) 413(p,r) 3(p,r) 121(p,r) 538
Animal and Vegetable Oils etc.Animal Oils and Fats(p,r) 1(p,r) 12(p,r) 10(p,r) 125(p,r) 2(p,r) 13(p,r) 140
Fixed Vegetable Fats and Oils, Crude, Refined, Fractionated(p,r) 1(p,r) 7(p,r) 21(p,r) 201(p,r) 1(p,r) 107(p,r) 308
Animal Or Vegetable Fats and Oils, Processed; and Waxes(p,r) 1(p,r) 2(p,r) 1(p,r) 88(p,r) 0(p,r) 1(p,r) 89
[Collapse]Chemicals and Related Products(p,r) 1,952(p,r) 2,523(p,r) 1,147(p,r) 43,414(p,r) 347(p,r) 10,853(p,r) 54,614
Chemicals and Related ProductsOrganic Chemicals(p,r) 255(p,r) 436(p,r) 26(p,r) 7,178(p,r) 12(p,r) 1,433(p,r) 8,624
Inorganic Chemicals(p,r) 35(p,r) 56(p,r) 7(p,r) 1,591(p,r) 2(p,r) 88(p,r) 1,681
Dyeing, Tanning and Colouring Materials(p,r) 89(p,r) 108(p,r) 25(p,r) 2,169(p,r) 12(p,r) 184(p,r) 2,365
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Products(p,r) 628(p,r) 632(p,r) 736(p,r) 16,009(p,r) 111(p,r) 7,372(p,r) 23,492
Essential Oils and Perfume Materials; Toilet Preparations etc.(p,r) 136(p,r) 122(p,r) 58(p,r) 5,140(p,r) 135(p,r) 639(p,r) 5,914
Fertilizers (other than those of Group 272)(p,r) 10(p,r) 12(p,r) 17(p,r) 186(p,r) 3(p,r) 45(p,r) 235
Plastics In Primary Forms(p,r) 231(p,r) 220(p,r) 37(p,r) 2,847(p,r) 27(p,r) 757(p,r) 3,631
Plastics In Non-Primary Forms(p,r) 182(p,r) 212(p,r) 116(p,r) 2,867(p,r) 16(p,r) 74(p,r) 2,957
Chemical Materials and Products not Elsewhere Specified(p,r) 386(p,r) 725(p,r) 125(p,r) 5,425(p,r) 29(p,r) 261(p,r) 5,715
[Collapse]Manufactured Goods(p,r) 2,167(p,r) 2,031(p,r) 798(p,r) 29,575(p,r) 267(p,r) 1,672(p,r) 31,514
Manufactured GoodsLeather, Leather Manufactures not Elsewhere Specified and Dressed Furskins(p,r) 2(p,r) 104(p,r) 1(p,r) 261(p,r) 2(p,r) 1(p,r) 264
Rubber Manufactures not Elsewhere Specified(p,r) 141(p,r) 184(p,r) 132(p,r) 1,783(p,r) 10(p,r) 24(p,r) 1,817
Cork and Wood Manufactures (Excluding Furniture)(p,r) 10(p,r) 27(p,r) 70(p,r) 290(p,r) 2(p,r) 16(p,r) 308
Paper, Paperboard and Manufactures Thereof(p,r) 135(p,r) 181(p,r) 87(p,r) 2,132(p,r) 35(p,r) 180(p,r) 2,347
Textile Yarn, Fabrics, Made Up Articles etc.(p,r) 48(p,r) 196(p,r) 160(p,r) 2,857(p,r) 18(p,r) 43(p,r) 2,918
Non-Metallic Mineral Manufactures not Elsewhere Specified(p,r) 165(p,r) 109(p,r) 94(p,r) 3,008(p,r) 19(p,r) 1,026(p,r) 4,053
Iron and Steel(p,r) 984(p,r) 314(p,r) 52(p,r) 4,586(p,r) 12(p,r) 58(p,r) 4,656
Non-Ferrous Metals(p,r) 345(p,r) 509(p,r) 19(p,r) 8,771(p,r) 107(p,r) 191(p,r) 9,068
Manufactures Of Metal not Elsewhere Specified(p,r) 337(p,r) 408(p,r) 182(p,r) 5,887(p,r) 62(p,r) 133(p,r) 6,083
[Collapse]Machinery and Transport Equipment(p,r) 8,513(p,r) 7,184(p,r) 3,162(p,r) 129,368(p,r) 1,064(p,r) 2,785(p,r) 133,217
Machinery and Transport EquipmentPower Generating Machinery and Equipment(p,r) 1,916(p,r) 2,560(p,r) 308(p,r) 27,017(p,r) 76(p,r) 174(p,r) 27,267
Machinery Specialized For Particular Industries(p,r) 410(p,r) 505(p,r) 778(p,r) 8,274(p,r) 77(p,r) 240(p,r) 8,591
Metalworking Machinery(p,r) 29(p,r) 34(p,r) 6(p,r) 1,020(p,r) 7(p,r) 5(p,r) 1,032
General Industrial Machinery and Equipment and Machine Parts not Elsewhere Specified(p,r) 323(p,r) 1,247(p,r) 451(p,r) 13,692(p,r) 102(p,r) 523(p,r) 14,317
Office Machines and ADP Machines(p,r) 169(p,r) 407(p,r) 14(p,r) 5,311(p,r) 174(p,r) 167(p,r) 5,653
Telecomms and Sound Recording and Reproducing Apparatus and Equipment(p,r) 149(p,r) 354(p,r) 74(p,r) 6,519(p,r) 39(p,r) 125(p,r) 6,683
Electric Machinery, Apparatus and Appliances and Electric Parts Thereof not Elsewhere Specified(p,r) 759(p,r) 842(p,r) 310(p,r) 13,004(p,r) 70(p,r) 619(p,r) 13,693
Road Vehicles (Including Air Cushion Vehicles)(p,r) 593(p,r) 373(p,r) 425(p,r) 39,123(p,r) 361(p,r) 465(p,r) 39,949
Other Transport Equipment(p,r) 4,166(p,r) 862(p,r) 796(p,r) 15,407(p,r) 158(p,r) 468(p,r) 16,033
[Collapse]Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods(p,r) 1,359(p,r) 1,906(p,r) 1,235(p,r) 43,475(p,r) 1,089(p,r) 1,922(p,r) 46,486
Miscellaneous Manufactured GoodsPrefabricated Buildings; Sanitation , Plumbing, Heating and Lighting Fixtures(p,r) 34(p,r) 65(p,r) 40(p,r) 953(p,r) 10(p,r) 25(p,r) 989
Furniture and Parts Thereof; Bedding and Mattresses etc.(p,r) 201(p,r) 29(p,r) 500(p,r) 2,143(p,r) 63(p,r) 66(p,r) 2,272
Travel Goods, Handbags and Similar Containers(p,r) 17(p,r) 24(p,r) 9(p,r) 716(p,r) 7(p,r) 33(p,r) 755
Articles Of Apparel and Clothing Accessories(p,r) 120(p,r) 356(p,r) 114(p,r) 6,324(p,r) 44(p,r) 382(p,r) 6,750
Footwear(p,r) 31(p,r) 66(p,r) 22(p,r) 1,709(p,r) 9(p,r) 31(p,r) 1,748
Professional, Scientific and Controlling Ins and Apparatus not Elsewhere Specified(p,r) 424(p,r) 681(p,r) 310(p,r) 9,811(p,r) 49(p,r) 448(p,r) 10,309
Photographic and Optical Goods not Elsewhere Specified; Watches and Clocks(p,r) 57(p,r) 49(p,r) 16(p,r) 2,317(p,r) 16(p,r) 69(p,r) 2,401
Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles not Elsewhere Specified(p,r) 476(p,r) 636(p,r) 224(p,r) 19,502(p,r) 891(p,r) 868(p,r) 21,262
[Collapse]Commodities not Classified Elsewhere(p,r) 94(p,r) 39(p,r) 26(p,r) 1,264(p,r) 5,995(p,r) 413(p,r) 7,671
Commodities not Classified ElsewherePostal packages not classified according to kind.....(p,r) 400(p,r) 400
Special transactions and commodities not classified according to kind(p,r) 90(p,r) 38(p,r) 26(p,r) 1,136(p,r) 5,991(p,r) 9(p,r) 7,136
Coin (other than gold coin), not being of legal tender(p,r) 1(p,r) 0(p,r) 0(p,r) 9(p,r) 1(p,r) 0(p,r) 10
Gold, non-monetory (exc gold ores and contentrates) and gold coin not of legal tender.......
Military arms and ammunition(p,r) 3(p,r) 1(p,r) 0(p,r) 119(p,r) 2(p,r) 4(p,r) 125


Value of exports to destinations outside the UK by product type and UK country/English region (£m)

Last update
7 March 2019 7 March 2019

Next update
June 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Statistics and Analysis of Trade Unit, HM Revenue and Customs

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National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
UK regions

Geographical coverage
UK regions

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
This dataset gives detailed aggregates from the Regional Trade in Goods statistics provided to the Welsh Assembly Government by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Data are given for the value of exports in millions of pounds to destinations outside the UK from each UK region by product type (or sector).

Data collection and calculation
In all cases, the figures relate to goods that are exported to destinations outside the UK. This means that exports from Wales to other parts of the UK are not included and there is no element included for components produced in one region when the final product is completed in and then exported from another part of the UK. These figures also do not contain any information on the import or export of services such as banking or tourism.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
1996 to 2018

Rounding applied
Figures are rounded to the nearest million pounds and so there may be some apparent discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and the totals as shown.

Revisions information
Data for previous periods are routinely updated to take account of late submissions to HMRC and on-going validation procedures. Data for the current calendar year may be revised at any time, while data for the previous calendar year may be revised up until the second quarter figures for the current calendar year are published.

From 1st May 2016, there was a methodological change to the way the Non-EU trade-in-goods statistics are compiled. Following a change in legislation, the Non-EU trade-in-goods statistics have changed from the ‘General Trade’ system of compilation to the ‘Special Trade’ system.
For further information on the differences between General and Special Trade, please see the HMRC Methodology Paper for Overseas Trade Statistics.

6/12/2016 - The data from 2013 Q1 has been revised due the implementation of a new methodology. The methodological changes are outlined in the technical documentation in the web links.

Statistical quality
Data are taken from Customs declarations submitted for trade with countries outside the European Union, and from the Intrastat system for export figures with countries in the EU. Exports are allocated to a region by the postcode associated with a company’s VAT registration. Some adjustments have been necessary for exports to the EU, to ensure that manufacturing that takes place at branch premises is properly allocated to the region where the branch is situated. Exports to countries outside the EU already contain a regional coding.
Certain goods, such as North Sea crude oil, ships and aircraft stores, and those not in free circulation, that are shipped to EU countries using traditional Customs declarations, are not allocated to a UK region. Exports falling into these categories are included against the unknown region heading. Thus there are two UK totals, one defined as the sum of the twelve UK regions for comparison with the figures for individual regions and one which also includes the unknown region data giving the total figures for the UK as a whole.
However, certain categories of exports are excluded from this overall UK total which means that it is not possible to fully reconcile these figures with the separate quarterly estimates for UK trade also published by HMRC. These categories relate to overseas companies registered for VAT in the UK, but with no place of business in the UK, exports from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and exports to countries outside the EU where the VAT registration numbers have not been properly declared.

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