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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) 4,321(p) 8,018(p) 2,105(p) 75,678(p) 2,523(p) 5,578(p) 83,780
Total[Collapse]Food and Live Animals(p) 127(p) 397(p) 371(p) 3,159(p) 92(p) 321(p) 3,572
Food and Live AnimalsLive Animals Other Than Animals Of Division 03(p) 11(p) 14(p) 4(p) 93(p) 18(p) 3(p) 114
Meat and Meat Preparations(p) 26(p) 28(p) 85(p) 422(p) 14(p) 17(p) 453
Dairy Products and Birds' Eggs(p) 25(p) 11(p) 147(p) 399(p) 2(p) 53(p) 454
Fish, Crustaceans, Molluscs and Aquatic Inverterbrates and Preparations Thereof(p) 10(p) 221(p) 14(p) 390(p) 34(p) 10(p) 434
Cereals and Cereal Preparations(p) 20(p) 53(p) 36(p) 503(p) 2(p) 23(p) 528
Vegetables and Fruit(p) 4(p) 9(p) 26(p) 268(p) 4(p) 12(p) 284
Sugar, Sugar Preparations and Honey(p) 2(p) 4(p) 6(p) 104(p) 1(p) 11(p) 116
Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, Spices and Manufactures Thereof(p) 3(p) 4(p) 7(p) 285(p) 6(p) 98(p) 389
Feeding Stuff For Animals (not Including Unmilled Cereals)(p) 7(p) 38(p) 32(p) 249(p) 2(p) 28(p) 279
Miscellaneous Edible Products and Preparations(p) 19(p) 13(p) 14(p) 446(p) 10(p) 66(p) 522
[Collapse]Beverages and Tobacco(p) 7(p) 1,131(p) 90(p) 1,932(p) 7(p) 87(p) 2,025
Beverages and TobaccoBeverages(p) 7(p) 1,131(p) 90(p) 1,915(p) 7(p) 87(p) 2,008
Tobacco and Tobacco Manufactures(p) 0(p) 0(p) 0(p) 17(p) 0.(p) 17
[Collapse]Crude Materials, Inedible, excl. Fuels(p) 75(p) 135(p) 73(p) 1,607(p) 187(p) 34(p) 1,828
Crude Materials, Inedible, excl. FuelsHides, Skins and Furskins, Raw(p) 1(p) 4(p) 6(p) 30(p) 4.(p) 34
Oil Seeds and Oleaginous Fruits(p) 0(p) 1(p) 1(p) 16(p) 0(p) 1(p) 17
Crude Rubber (Including Synthetic and Reclaimed)(p) 0(p) 31(p) 2(p) 90(p) 2(p) 1(p) 92
Cork and Wood(p) 0(p) 4(p) 19(p) 37(p) 0(p) 0(p) 37
Pulp and Waste Paper(p) 2(p) 3(p) 0(p) 107(p) 28(p) 2(p) 137
Textile Fibres Not Manufactured and their Waste etc.(p) 1(p) 9(p) 10(p) 129(p) 33(p) 3(p) 164
Crude Fertilizers and Crude Minerals (Excluding Fuels etc.)(p) 1(p) 4(p) 11(p) 127(p) 3(p) 1(p) 131
Metalliferous Ores and Metal Scrap(p) 68(p) 72(p) 20(p) 997(p) 118(p) 19(p) 1,134
Crude Animal and Vegetable Materials not Elsewhere Specified(p) 1(p) 7(p) 3(p) 75(p) 0(p) 7(p) 82
[Collapse]Minerals, Fuels, Lubricants etc.(p) 726(p) 2,952(p) 64(p) 9,009(p) 17(p) 1,112(p) 10,138
Minerals, Fuels, Lubricants etc.Coal, Coke and Briquettes(p) 6(p) 1(p) 24(p) 40(p) 0(p) 0(p) 40
Petroleum, Petroleum Products and Related Materials(p) 702(p) 2,813(p) 32(p) 7,789(p) 11(p) 1,036(p) 8,836
Gas, Natural and Manufactured(p) 7(p) 137(p) 1(p) 1,158(p) 3(p) 76(p) 1,237
Electric Current(p) 12.(p) 8(p) 22(p) 2.(p) 25
[Collapse]Animal and Vegetable Oils etc.(p) 1(p) 4(p) 7(p) 101(p) 0(p) 34(p) 135
Animal and Vegetable Oils etc.Animal Oils and Fats(p) 1(p) 2(p) 2(p) 30(p) 0(p) 2(p) 32
Fixed Vegetable Fats and Oils, Crude, Refined, Fractionated(p) 0(p) 1(p) 5(p) 41(p) 0(p) 31(p) 73
Animal Or Vegetable Fats and Oils, Processed; and Waxes(p) 0(p) 1(p) 0(p) 30(p) 0(p) 0(p) 30
[Collapse]Chemicals and Related Products(p) 473(p) 637(p) 245(p) 10,559(p) 76(p) 2,287(p) 12,922
Chemicals and Related ProductsOrganic Chemicals(p) 65(p) 99(p) 4(p) 1,702(p) 2(p) 238(p) 1,942
Inorganic Chemicals(p) 10(p) 12(p) 1(p) 387(p) 1(p) 21(p) 409
Dyeing, Tanning and Colouring Materials(p) 23(p) 28(p) 6(p) 546(p) 4(p) 43(p) 594
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Products(p) 144(p) 180(p) 146(p) 3,877(p) 20(p) 1,546(p) 5,443
Essential Oils and Perfume Materials; Toilet Preparations etc.(p) 33(p) 31(p) 15(p) 1,252(p) 34(p) 173(p) 1,459
Fertilizers (other than those of Group 272)(p) 2(p) 3(p) 3(p) 35(p) 1(p) 7(p) 43
Plastics In Primary Forms(p) 53(p) 55(p) 9(p) 717(p) 5(p) 179(p) 902
Plastics In Non-Primary Forms(p) 44(p) 50(p) 29(p) 712(p) 4(p) 17(p) 733
Chemical Materials and Products not Elsewhere Specified(p) 99(p) 180(p) 31(p) 1,331(p) 5(p) 62(p) 1,398
[Collapse]Manufactured Goods(p) 530(p) 503(p) 191(p) 7,214(p) 77(p) 469(p) 7,759
Manufactured GoodsLeather, Leather Manufactures not Elsewhere Specified and Dressed Furskins(p) 0(p) 22(p) 0(p) 63(p) 0(p) 0(p) 63
Rubber Manufactures not Elsewhere Specified(p) 35(p) 46(p) 31(p) 445(p) 2(p) 6(p) 453
Cork and Wood Manufactures (Excluding Furniture)(p) 2(p) 7(p) 18(p) 73(p) 1(p) 5(p) 78
Paper, Paperboard and Manufactures Thereof(p) 38(p) 45(p) 22(p) 543(p) 9(p) 48(p) 600
Textile Yarn, Fabrics, Made Up Articles etc.(p) 12(p) 50(p) 38(p) 717(p) 5(p) 11(p) 733
Non-Metallic Mineral Manufactures not Elsewhere Specified(p) 40(p) 28(p) 23(p) 775(p) 5(p) 298(p) 1,078
Iron and Steel(p) 241(p) 69(p) 12(p) 1,063(p) 2(p) 13(p) 1,078
Non-Ferrous Metals(p) 81(p) 118(p) 5(p) 2,052(p) 35(p) 54(p) 2,141
Manufactures Of Metal not Elsewhere Specified(p) 81(p) 117(p) 41(p) 1,483(p) 17(p) 34(p) 1,535
[Collapse]Machinery and Transport Equipment(p) 2,016(p) 1,749(p) 759(p) 31,324(p) 262(p) 635(p) 32,220
Machinery and Transport EquipmentPower Generating Machinery and Equipment(p) 512(p) 656(p) 79(p) 6,749(p) 26(p) 52(p) 6,827
Machinery Specialized For Particular Industries(p) 98(p) 124(p) 168(p) 1,968(p) 20(p) 54(p) 2,042
Metalworking Machinery(p) 8(p) 10(p) 2(p) 250(p) 2(p) 1(p) 253
General Industrial Machinery and Equipment and Machine Parts not Elsewhere Specified(p) 90(p) 323(p) 112(p) 3,441(p) 27(p) 130(p) 3,598
Office Machines and ADP Machines(p) 39(p) 99(p) 3(p) 1,288(p) 43(p) 37(p) 1,368
Telecomms and Sound Recording and Reproducing Apparatus and Equipment(p) 36(p) 82(p) 19(p) 1,618(p) 9(p) 38(p) 1,665
Electric Machinery, Apparatus and Appliances and Electric Parts Thereof not Elsewhere Specified(p) 192(p) 213(p) 84(p) 3,302(p) 16(p) 163(p) 3,481
Road Vehicles (Including Air Cushion Vehicles)(p) 138(p) 91(p) 98(p) 9,201(p) 98(p) 113(p) 9,411
Other Transport Equipment(p) 903(p) 152(p) 193(p) 3,507(p) 21(p) 46(p) 3,574
[Collapse]Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods(p) 338(p) 499(p) 298(p) 10,457(p) 225(p) 479(p) 11,160
Miscellaneous Manufactured GoodsPrefabricated Buildings; Sanitation , Plumbing, Heating and Lighting Fixtures(p) 8(p) 17(p) 9(p) 228(p) 2(p) 6(p) 236
Furniture and Parts Thereof; Bedding and Mattresses etc.(p) 47(p) 7(p) 112(p) 512(p) 17(p) 19(p) 547
Travel Goods, Handbags and Similar Containers(p) 4(p) 5(p) 2(p) 174(p) 2(p) 6(p) 182
Articles Of Apparel and Clothing Accessories(p) 30(p) 103(p) 30(p) 1,587(p) 11(p) 110(p) 1,708
Footwear(p) 7(p) 16(p) 5(p) 411(p) 2(p) 8(p) 421
Professional, Scientific and Controlling Ins and Apparatus not Elsewhere Specified(p) 107(p) 167(p) 78(p) 2,446(p) 12(p) 119(p) 2,577
Photographic and Optical Goods not Elsewhere Specified; Watches and Clocks(p) 15(p) 13(p) 4(p) 564(p) 3(p) 25(p) 593
Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles not Elsewhere Specified(p) 121(p) 170(p) 57(p) 4,536(p) 176(p) 186(p) 4,897
[Collapse]Commodities not Classified Elsewhere(p) 29(p) 10(p) 8(p) 317(p) 1,581(p) 122(p) 2,021
Commodities not Classified ElsewherePostal packages not classified according to kind.....(p) 119(p) 119
Special transactions and commodities not classified according to kind(p) 26(p) 10(p) 8(p) 287(p) 1,580(p) 2(p) 1,869
Coin (other than gold coin), not being of legal tender(p) 1(p) 0(p) 0(p) 2(p) 0(p) 0(p) 2
Gold, non-monetory (exc gold ores and contentrates) and gold coin not of legal tender.......
Military arms and ammunition(p) 2(p) 0(p) 0(p) 29(p) 1(p) 1(p) 31


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

Last update
6 December 2018 6 December 2018

Next update
March 2018

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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