Data on goods exported to destinations outside the UK for 2019.
The value of exports for Wales for the year ending December 2019 was £17.7 billion, up £0.5 billion (3.0%) compared with the previous year.
7 of the twelve UK countries and English regions had increases with London having the largest increase (up 17.2%). Wales saw the fourth largest increase.
There was an increase in exports to EU countries of £159 million (1.5%) and an increase in exports to non-EU countries of £357 million (5.4%), compared with 2018. Exports to the EU accounted for 60.4% of Welsh exports compared with 48.2% for the UK.
Germany continued to be the top export destination for Wales, accounting for 16.2% of exports. This proportion is down from 18.1% of exports in 2018.
Exports from Wales continued to be dominated by ‘Machinery and Transport Equipment’ which made up 49.9% 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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