The Latest: Britain sees record trade deficit with EU



Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s plans to leave the European Union (all times local):

2 p.m.

In its last full-year as a member of the European Union, Britain recorded a record trade deficit with the bloc.

The Office for National Statistics said the country’s trade in goods deficit with EU countries widened by 0.2 billion pounds in 2018 to a record 94.9 billion pounds ($122 billion).

That’s a big number that is likely to concentrate minds on all sides of the Brexit discussions as Britain’s March 29 date of departure nears.

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