A clear set of graphs provided by John Sydenham show what a disaster the EU is getting to be for us. Links to the graphs are here.The link records that in 2014 the total exports to the EU were: £226,687 million and Exports to Non-EU were £281,036 million. The EU exported goods and services worth £288,265 million to the UK in 2014 which was £61,578 more than the UK exported to the EU.
The trend has continued and the Latest available figures, year to Sept 2015 were £223,772m to EU and £292,731m to Non-EU, the exports to the EU being only 43% of the total.
Where is trade growing? Click on ONS Exports to non-EU countries overtake exports to the EU for the first time to see the source of this graph:
The current account deficit of over £100 billion or so a year is a truly amazing sum. The consequences of this deficit are explored in The Imbalance of UK-EU Trade and its Consequences.
Other revealing graphs are on the link, right at the top.