U.K. visible trade gap widens in SeptemberStaff Writer | November 9, 2016
The U.K. visible trade deficit widened in September, the Office for National Statistics reported.
Britain The surplus on services rose to GBP 7.5 billion
The deficit with EU countries widened to GBP 8.7 billion from GBP 7.9 billion. Similarly, non-EU deficit increased to GBP 4 billion from GBP 3.3 billion.
The surplus on services rose to GBP 7.5 billion from GBP 7.4 billion.
Consequently, the total trade deficit including goods and services widened to GBP 5.2 billion from revised GBP 3.8 billion. Exports dropped 0.4 percent, while imports grew 2.5 percent.
In the third quarter, the total trade deficit narrowed by GBP 1.6 billion to GBP 11.0 billion. ■