The UK's trade deficit narrowed in August, beating analysts' expectations.
The seasonally adjusted figures showed that, although exports had fallen, imports had fallen by even more.
In August 2014 there was a deficit of £9.1 billion on goods partly offset by an estimated surplus of £7.2 billion on services. The trade in goods deficit narrowed by £1.3 billion compared with July 2014. However, the main factor behind the deficit narrowing was not an increase in exports but a large fall in imports from non-EU countries.
And the trade balance with EU countries:
Finally, non-EU countries: