We often hear EU propoents say that we need to remain in the EU because of the amount of trade that we do with our EU partners. In the 9 months 30 September 2014, recent Government statistics show that the UK exported £111b to the EU. This compares to £118b of exports to non EU countries in the same period.
However, what we don"t often hear about is the other side of the coin, imports. In the 9 months to 30 September 2014, the UK imported £164b of goods and services from the EU.
So the EU needs us far more than we need them!