DP4259 | The Geography of UK International Trade

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This Paper examines how the geography of UK international trade has changed since the UK?s accession to the European Economic Community using a newly constructed dataset that gives a detailed breakdown of the UK?s imports and exports by both port of entry and exit, and commodity. Our results suggest that between 1970 and 1992 overall imports and exports re-orientated in favour of ports located nearer to the continent. The vast majority of individual commodities also saw a similar re-orientation.