TaxPersonal Tax27 JANUARY 2000 CUSTOMS RELEASE FIRST REGIONAL TRADE FIGURES

27 JANUARY 2000 CUSTOMS RELEASE FIRST REGIONAL TRADE FIGURES

The first import and export figures for the 12 Government regions were today released by Customs and Excise.

The first import and export figures for the 12 Government regions were today released by Customs and Excise.

Timothy Walker, Deputy Chairman of Customs and Excise, said:
“The new statistics provide essential information for the regions throughout the UK to plan the future economic development of their communities. They are also a must for analysts, businesses and academics interested in regional imports and exports, and local business activity.”
These figures will be issued on a quarterly basis by Customs and Excise through further news releases and also made available on the Customs and Excise website.

EXPORT AND IMPORT FIGURES
Table 1 – value (#million) of goods exported in 1999
Region 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter
Eastern 3,394 3,740 3,888 East Midlands 2,540 2,425 2,609 London 4,612 4,800 5,595 North East 1,276 1,327 1,487 North West 2,608 2,536 2,749 South East 5,670 5,607 6,295 South West 1,981 1,914 2,044 West Midlands 2,879 2,881 2,851 Yorkshire and Humber 1,807 1,837 1,883
England 26,767 27,067 29,401
Northern Ireland 604 676 702 Scotland 3,682 3,788 3,895 Wales 1,451 1,448 1,469
Total 32,504 32,979 35,467

Table 2 – value (#million) of goods imported in 1999
Region 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter
Eastern 6,490 6,346 6,628 East Midlands 2,134 2,110 2,132 London 8,820 8,563 9,521 North East 866 927 981 North West 2,852 2,979 3,107 South East 11,146 10,795 11,479 South West 2,241 2,189 2,273 West Midlands 3,309 3,140 3,362 Yorkshire and Humber 1,991 2,125 2,311
England 39,849 39,174 41,794
Northern Ireland 598 653 703 Scotland 2,448 2,565 2,948 Wales 1,122 1,271 1,331
Total 44,017 43,663 46,776

Notes to Editors

The regions equate to the standard Government Office regions.

A statistical news release with some commentary, additional tables and methodological notes is available from the Department’s Tariff and Statistical Office on 01702 367333.

More detailed information, on regional breakdowns showing the numbers of importers or exporters, the value of their trade, the countries they are trading with and the products being traded are available by subscription from the Tariff and Statistical Office.

These statistics refer to goods that have crossed the UK frontier. Customs and Excise do not receive information in respect of goods that move wholly within the UK.

Information relating specifically to regional trade statistics can be found at http://www.hmce.gov.uk/bus/tso/index.htm

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