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TABLE-UK August trade deficit bigger than forecast

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Office for National Statistics issued the following data on Tuesday. All figures are in billions of pounds sterling unless otherwise stated. Previous ONS estimates are in brackets.

AUG JULY FORECASTGoods balance -9.844 -7.337 (-7.149) -8.50- Exports 24.642 25.659 (25.781)- Imports 34.486 32.996 (32.930)Non-EU goods balance -4.972 -2.929 (-2.877) -4.00EU 27 goods balance -4.872 -4.408 (-4.272)Services balance 5.675 5.632 (5.632)Total trade balance -4.169* -1.705 (-1.517)(goods and services)Goods ex oil, erratics -7.702 -6.811 (-6.725)

TRADE VOLUME EX OIL/ERRATICS AUG JULY

(in pct)Exports m/m -5.2 8.3 (8.5)Imports m/m 1.9 -1.6 (-2.2)Exports 3-mth/3-mth -1.5 2.4 (2.4)Imports 3-mth/3-mth -0.4 UNCH (-0.1)

* Biggest total trade deficit since April 2012, second-highest on record

(Compiled by UK Economics in London)

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