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Trade asymmetries between the UK and EU Member States, 2014 to 2016

UK Trade asymmetries figures between the years of 2014 to 2016. Analysing UK asymmetries at both EU country level and commodity level.

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Trade asymmetries in international trade in goods statistics published between the UK and EU Member States, 2014 to 2016

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Asymmetries 2014 to 2016 - detailed tables

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This paper is an asymmetry study covering trade in goods between the UK and the EU for the calendar years 2014 to 2016. Asymmetries are the differences between the published trade statistics of the reporting country and its partner countries. Due to each country collecting data on their own international trade-in-goods for both imports and exports, in theory the ‘mirror flow’ collected by the partner countries should match. In reality, it is often the case that the figures do not match and this is referred to as an ‘asymmetry’. The data used in the compilation of this report has been extracted from the Comext database.

Published 7 November 2017
Last updated 13 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Table 5.5 Top ten dispatches chapters by share of total absolute asymmetry (2014-2016), page 31. Amended share of total absolute asymmetry (%) column for 2014, 2015 and 2016.
  2. First published.