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Welsh exports

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  • Release date: 7 December 2017
  • Period covered: Quarter 3 2017
  • Next update: 8 March 2018
Data includes information by destination and product sector.

Key points

  • The value of exports for Wales for the year ending September 2017 was £16.4 billion, up £2.6 billion compared to the same period the previous year.
  • There was an increase in exports to EU countries of £1.4 billion (16.4 per cent) and an increase in exports to non-EU countries of £1.2 billion (22.8 per cent), compared to the year ending September 2016. Exports to the EU accounted for 59.8 per cent of Welsh exports compared to 49.3 per cent for the UK.
  • All of the twelve UK countries and English regions had increases with London having the largest increase (up 20.6 per cent), compared to the year ending September 2016. The smallest increase was seen in the North East (up 8.4 per cent). Wales saw the third largest increase.
  • Germany was the top export destination accounting for 19.6 per cent of exports, down from 21.5 per cent compared to the year ending September 2016.
  • Exports from Wales are dominated by ‘Machinery and Transport Equipment’ which made up 53.3 per cent of exports.

Further information

Key results and StatsWales are published quarterly and a report will be published every 6 months.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6606
Email: economic.stats@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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