This pocketbook contains the latest trade and investment statistics, as of the date of publication. It draws on a number of sources from the UK, including the Office for National Statistics (ONS), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the Department for International Trade (DIT), and international databases. These figures are subject to change, as certain sources are revised on a monthly basis.
Trade statistics are derived from a number of sources and can be presented in different ways. The UK’s trade statistics are primarily provided by Office for National Statistics (ONS) releases including the ONS UK monthly trade, ONS UK quarterly trade in services by partner country, UK Balance of Payments as well as the ‘Pink Book’. These releases set out the UK’s economic relationship with other countries and illustrate the UK’s bilateral trade on top exports and imports for goods and services.
In addition, the pocketbook depicts the UK’s bilateral trade surpluses and deficits, trade in value added, foreign direct investment and regional trade statistics.