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Overseas Trade: Kashmir

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL15101, tabled on 20 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what five African countries have the largest total value of trade with the UK.

Answered on

29 April 2021

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority. I have, therefore, asked the Authority to respond.

Professor Sir Ian Diamond | National Statistician

The Baroness Kennedy of Cradley

House of Lords

London

SW1A 0PW

26 April 2021

Dear Lady Kennedy,

As National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, I am responding to your Parliamentary Question asking what five African countries have the largest total value of trade with the UK (HL15101).

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes monthly ‘All countries statistics’[1]. Services data for 2021 Q1 are not currently available at a geographical level but will be published in August 2021. Tables 1 and 2 provide details of UK Trade in Goods imports and exports for the top five African countries. Please note that data are in current prices and, as such, include the effect of inflation.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Sir Ian Diamond

Table 1: Trade in Goods imports, top five African countries, seasonally adjusted, £ million

Imports February 2021

South Africa

714

Morocco

93

Egypt

92

Kenya

37

Ivory Coast

35

Source: ONS

Table 2: Trade in Goods exports, top five African countries, seasonally adjusted, £ million

Exports February 2021

Egypt

156

South Africa

122

Nigeria

81

Ghana

40

Morocco

39

Source: ONS

[1]https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/balanceofpayments/datasets/uktradeallcountriesseasonallyadjusted

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