The UK's trade deficit narrowed in January, official figures show, but its goods trade gap with the EU widened to a record level.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the total trade deficit - covering goods and services - shrank to £3.5bn from £3.7bn in December.
The deficit in goods alone narrowed to £10.29bn - down from £10.45bn the previous month.
However, the goods trade deficit with the EU widened to £8.1bn, from £7.4bn.
Trade with the EU is coming under more attention because of the UK referendum on EU membership on 23 June.