UK Trade Deficit Widens in September


The UK’s deficit on seasonally adjusted trade in goods and services was £3.9 billion in September compared with the deficit of £2.7 billion in August.

The deficit on seasonally adjusted trade in goods was £9.8 billion in September, compared with the deficit of £8.6 billion in August.

The surplus on seasonally adjusted trade in services was estimated at £5.9 billion in September, unchanged compared with August.

Excluding oil and erratic items, the seasonally adjusted volume of exports was 1.6 per cent lower, but the volume of imports was 1.6 per cent higher in September, compared with August.

Export prices of goods rose by 2.1 per cent and import prices of goods rose by 1.3 per cent, compared with August.


TradingEconomics.com, UK Office for National Statistics
11/9/2011 12:26:07 PM