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Welsh exports

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  • Release date: 12 October 2017
  • Period covered: Up to quarter 2 2017
  • Next update: 9 November 2017
Data includes information by destination and product sector.

Revision note

Following the identification of an error in the calculation of these statistics, HMRC have revised their data for 2013 quarter 1 to 2017 quarter 1 on the 12 October.

Key points

  • The value of exports for Wales for the year ending June 2017 was £15.9 billion, up £2,391 million compared to the previous year.
  • There was an increase in exports to EU countries of £1,272 (15.4 per cent) and an increase in exports to non-EU countries of £1,120 million (21.2 per cent). Exports to the EU accounted for 59.8 per cent of Welsh exports compared to 49.2 per cent for the UK.
  • All of the twelve UK countries and English regions had increases with Scotland having the largest increase (up 21.1 per cent). The smallest increase was seen in the North East (up 6.3 per cent). Wales saw the second largest increase.
  • Germany was the top export destination accounting for 19.4 per cent of exports, down from 21.9 per cent for the previous year.
  • Exports from Wales are dominated by ‘Machinery and Transport Equipment’ which made up 53.4 per cent of exports.

Further information

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


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