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http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=199

The UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services was £3.0 billion in April, compared with the deficit of £2.7 billion in March (originally published as a deficit of £2.5 billion).

The surplus on trade in services was £4.0 billion, compared with a surplus of £3.8 billion in March.

The deficit on trade in goods was £7.0 billion, compared with the deficit of £6.5 billion in March (originally published as a deficit of £6.6 billion). Exports rose by £0.1 billion, while imports rose by £0.7 billion.

The deficit with EU countries was £2.9 billion in April, compared with a deficit of £3.1 billion in March. Exports rose by £0.4 billion but imports rose by £0.1 billion. There was a rise in exports of chemicals.

The deficit with non-EU countries widened to £4.1 billion compared with the deficit of £3.4 billion in March. Exports fell by £0.3 billion and imports rose by £0.5 billion. There was a rise in exports of oil, offset by a fall in exports of capital goods. There were rises in imports of consumer goods other than cars, and aircraft. There was a fall in imports of oil.

Excluding oil and erratic items, the volumes of exports and imports were both three per cent higher in April than in March.

Export prices fell by two per cent compared with March, and import prices fell by one per cent.

There was also some industrial output data released. Not sure about the trend line they've used!

Edit: still some rebalancing to go then!

Edited by Ash4781

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The green shoots are tightening around our collective necks.

Exports rose by £0.1 billion, while imports rose by £0.7 billion.

Diabolical figures.

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The green shoots are tightening around our collective necks.

Exports rose by £0.1 billion, while imports rose by £0.7 billion.

Diabolical figures.

Index of production http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=198

I personally think it's the firms running down their inventories now restocking and I'm not sure if demand has picked up enough to make the recovery sustainable.

How do others feel about the sustainability of any recovery ?

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Index of production http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=198

I personally think it's the firms running down their inventories now restocking and I'm not sure if demand has picked up enough to make the recovery sustainable.

How do others feel about the sustainability of any recovery ?

It is restocking aright, from abroad.

There is absolutely no rebalancing going on, no exchange rate dividend, nothing.

More debt, more consumed goods from abroad and running continual trade deficits = BANKRUPTCY.

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http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=199

There was also some industrial output data released. Not sure about the trend line they've used!

Edit: still some rebalancing to go then!

For the past ten years or more, as manufacturing has shrunk, we have relied heavily on financial services to boost exports.

It would appear that the world is now not so keen to import our financial services.

Can't imagine why........?!

Now, when anyone mentions exports, I hear only the sound of a lavatory flushing.

Edited for typo.

Edited by Methinkshe

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