Exports crash as Brexit red tape kicks in: Trade with Germany slumped in the month after transition period ended, data shows | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Exports crash as Brexit red tape kicks in: Trade with Germany slumped in the month after transition period ended, data shows

Trade between the UK and Germany crashed in January amid chaos caused by Brexit and the pandemic.

In the first full month after the transition period ended, Germany’s imports from the UK more than halved compared with the same time a year ago, tumbling 56 per cent to £1.4billion.

The data indicated Germany’s trading relationship with the UK was hit far worse than its dealings with other countries.

Its imports from non-EU states besides Britain fell by 13.9 per cent.

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