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CEP discussion paper
The Geography of UK International Trade
Henry Overman and L. Alan Winters
January 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0606:
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JEL Classification: F15; F14; R12

Tags: uk trade; eec; economic geography

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 data set 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.