Scotland leading the Way in Export Growth

Posted on: 10/09/2018

New data published by the HMRC shows that exports from each nation of the UK rose in the year to June.

The overall value of exports grew by 5.4%.

The figures by nation were:

Exports of goods from England increased by 4.3% to £244.8bn;

In Scotland, goods exports increased by 7% to £28.8bn;

In Wales, goods exports increased by 4.2% to £16.6bn;

In Northern Ireland, goods exports increased by 0.8% to £8.5bn;

International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP said:

“The continued rise in exports across the country is fantastic news for Britain – driving job creation and prosperity across the UK. Our firms should look at these figures and be confident about the opportunities they have to grow their business overseas.

“People around the world want to buy British and, with the launch of our new Export Strategy, my international economic department has set out an offer for all businesses to ensure they are able to make the most of the global opportunities this presents.”

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