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This is the latest trade gap data which includes the actual, full Nov figures of -£4.17bn. The reason we’ve seemingly done well out of this is due to an increase of £1.1bn of non-EU trade (tanking of the pound caused this) which will probably continue unscathed after Brexit. There was an all time high on imports, with a 1.7% increase in December’s figures (which covered October 2016 and set an all time high). This may not result in a significant problem until we leave, as we lose things like CAP.

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