In November, the UK visible trade balance showed a sharper widening in the deficit than expected. The visible trade deficit expanded from a revised L7.868 billion to L8644 billion , while the consensus was looking for an increase to L8400 billion. The details show that exports of goods dropped by L0.4B due to lower exports to non- EU countries, while exports to other EU countries rose slightly (by less than L0.1B). Imports of goods, on the contrary, increased from October. After hitting a record high level in September, the UK trade deficit narrowed sharply in October, but part of it was now undone in November.