Government of Nova Scotia, Canada
Header - Service Directory

Use the Services Directory to quickly access information on all of the services provided by the NS Department of Finance.

Home > Economics and Statistics > Archived Daily Stats > Selected Archived Daily Stats Article
The Economics and Statistics Division maintains archives of previous publications for accountability purposes, but makes no updates to keep these documents current with the latest data revisions from Statistics Canada. As a result, information in older documents may not be accurate. Please exercise caution when referring to older documents. For the latest information and historical data, please contact the individual listed to the right.

<--- Return to Archive

For additional information relating to this article, please contact:

Thomas Storring Director of Economics/Statistics
Tel: 902-424-2410Email:

October 10, 2017

UK import and export trade is a main contributor to the overall economic growth of the UK.

In August 2017,

  • the UK deficit, in the seasonally adjusted goods and services balance of trade,  increased  by £1.4 billion to £5.6 billion from July 2017;
  • the main contributor to the increased deficit was the increase in imports of trade in goods and services.


In August 2017, goods exports increased £411 million to £28.2 billion while goods imports increased £1.827 billion to £42.4 billion. The resulting goods deficit increased to £14.2 billion.

In August 2017, services exports decreased £97 million to £22.0 billion but services imports decreased £123 million to £13.4 billion. The resulting services surplus increased to £8.6 billion.



Trade with Canada


In August 2017, goods exports with Canada increased £6.0 million to £418.0 million, but goods imports from Canada increased £327 million, to £1.3 billion. The resulting goods deficit with Canada increased to £903 million.


Trade with EU and nonEU Countries

In August 2017, goods exports with European Union countries (EU28) increased to £14.3 billion, and goods imports from EU28 countries increased more, to £22.7 billion. The resulting goods deficit with EU28 countries increased to £8.4 billion.

In August 2017, goods exports with nonEU countries increased to £13.9 billion, and goods imports with nonEU countries  increased more, to £19.7 billion. The resulting goods deficit with nonEU countries increased to £5.8 billion.



Source: UK Office for National Statistics, Statistical Bulletin  |   Short term Indicators

Time Series

<--- Return to Archive