UK Exports Rises in November


UK exports in November jumped to the highest in 13 months, official figures have shown.

Exports rose to £20.2bn, the most since October 2008, driven by sales of consumer goods and chemicals, the Office for National Statistics said.

That helped to narrow the UK's trade deficit with the rest of the world to £6.78bn, from £7.02bn in October 2009.

The trade gap with the European Union widened to £3.75bn, the largest since January 2008.

This was partly due to higher car imports from the EU as a result of the UK government's car scrappage scheme.


TradingEconomics.com, BBC
1/16/2010 2:16:54 PM