facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

British trade gap rose in May

July 9, 2013 at 9:08 AM   |   Comments

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- Britain's Office for National Statistics said the national trade gap for goods grew slightly April to May.

The trade gap including both goods and services came to $3.6 billion in May, up from $3.1 billion in April, the data office said.

Among traded goods, Britain ran a deficit of $12.6 billion in the month, which was partly offset by a $9 billion surplus in services.

Both imports and exports of goods rose in the month, in contrast with services, where exports declined slightly, led by a decline in exports of travel services, the ONS said.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Kurds claim win in latest oil row
2
North Dakota gets more gas processing capacity
3
Putin says hands tied on gas issues
4
Tanzania positioned as LNG hub, BG Group says
5
Zara pulls toddler shirt featuring apparent Holocaust star from stores
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback