|Unit||Mil. GBP, SA|
|Balance of Goods||May 2019||-11,524||-12,761||Mil. GBP, SA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||May 2019||29,448||28,461||Mil. GBP, SA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||May 2019||40,972||41,222||Mil. GBP, SA||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||2019 Q1||-30,045||-23,707||Mil. GBP, SA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2019 Q1||164,171||162,544||Mil. GBP, SA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2019 Q1||184,438||171,982||Mil. GBP, SA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2019 Q1||-20,267||-9,438||Mil. GBP, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2019 Q1||151,457||149,270||Mil. Ch. 2016 GBP, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2019 Q1||173,039||156,202||Mil. Ch. 2016 GBP, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2019 Q1||-21,582||-6,932||Mil. Ch. 2016 GBP, SA||Quarterly|
External trade (imports and exports) in goods for the U.K., detailed by commodity and country. In current prices, price indexes and volume indexes. Monthly, quarterly and annual.
All information included in this data set is on a Balance of Payments (BoP) basis and is seasonally adjusted unless otherwise specified. The release contains data showing the total value of trade in goods together with index numbers of volume and price, figures analyzed by broad commodity group (values and indices) and according to geographical area (values only). In addition the data set also includes early monthly estimates of the value of trade in services. The trade in goods data is classified according to the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC).
Chain-linked indices (chained volume measures) which are indexed to form the volume series differ from fixed base indices in that the growth from one year to the next is estimated by weighting the components using the contribution to value of trade in the immediately preceding year (effectively re-basing every year). This series of annually re-weighted annual growths is then ‘chain-linked’ to produce a continuous series.
The implied price deflators derived by comparing current price data to chained volume measures data are not the same as the price indices published in this data set because the former are current weighted while the latter are base weighted.