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Welsh exports

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  • Release date: 6 December 2018
  • Period covered: Year ending September 2018
  • Next update: March 2019
Data includes information by destination and product sector.

Key points for the year ending September 2018

  • The value of exports for Wales for the year ending September 2018 was £16.9 billion, up £0.5 billion (3.0 per cent) compared with the same period the previous year.
  • 9 of the twelve UK countries and English regions had increases with the East Midlands having the largest increase (up 10.9 per cent), compared with the year ending September 2017. The largest decrease was seen in the North West (down 3.0 per cent). Wales saw the seventh largest increase.
  • There was an increase in exports to EU countries of £452 million (4.6 per cent) and an increase in exports to non-EU countries of £45 million (0.7 per cent), compared with the year ending September 2017. Exports to the EU accounted for 60.9 per cent of Welsh exports compared with 49.9 per cent for the UK.
  • Germany was the top export destination accounting for 18.8 per cent of exports, down from 19.6 per cent compared with the year ending September 2017.
  • Exports from Wales are dominated by ‘Machinery and Transport Equipment’ which made up 50.6 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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