According to the ONS (Office of National Statistics), the UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services was £2.3 billion in August.
Compared with a revised deficit of £2.6 billion in July (originally £2.4 billion).
In Services, the surplus was £3.9 billion in August 2009, compared with the surplus of £3.8 billion in July 2009.
In goods, the deficit was £6.2 billion in August 2009, compared with a revised deficit of £6.4 billion in July (originally £6.5 billion). Exports fell by £0.1 billion and imports fell by £0.3 billion.
The deficit with EU countries widened to £3.2 billion in August, compared with a deficit of £2.5 billion in July. Exports fell by £0.1 billion but imports rose by £0.5 billion.
UK-rest of the world (minus EU26)
The deficit with non-EU countries narrowed to £3.0 billion in August, compared with the deficit of £3.9 billion in July. Exports were unchanged from July, while imports fell by £0.8 billion.
Ie the deficit with the rest of the EU has risen while the deficit with the rest of the world has decreased in August compared with July.