Data on goods exported to destinations outside the UK for 2018.
Key points for the year ending December 2018
The value of exports for Wales for the year ending December 2018 was £17.2 billion, up £0.7 billion (4.2%) compared with 2017.
9 of the twelve UK countries and English regions had increases with the East Midlands having the largest increase (up 7.9%), compared with 2017. The largest decrease was seen in the North West (down 3.1%). Wales saw the fifth largest increase.
There was an increase in exports to EU countries of £556 million (5.6%) and an increase in exports to non-EU countries of £140 million (2.1%), compared with 2017. Exports to the EU accounted for 61.2% of Welsh exports compared with 49.9% for the UK.
Germany was the top export destination accounting for 18.2% of exports, down from 19.6% of exports compared with 2017.
Exports from Wales are dominated by ‘Machinery and Transport Equipment’ which made up 49.6% of exports.
The data above relates to exports of goods. Experimental statistics produced by the Office for National statistics suggest that service exports make up approximately 30% of total exports in Wales.
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