New data showed this morning that Britain’s trade deficit in goods and services widened again in the second quarter to a record £27.9bn.
In addition, monthly imports from Russia fell to a paltry £33m, the lowest since records began and down from over £1.8bn. in both January and February this year.
Also during the 2nd quarter, imports increased by £14.3 billion. to £206.6bn, but exports rose by £12.3bn. to £178.6bn.