New figures show that the United Kingdom exported £335.587 billion worth of goods and services in the year to September 2018. This is an increase of 4 per cent from the year before - some £12.8 billion.
South Thanet MP, Craig Mackinlay, has hailed the latest figures, which show that businesses across all corners of the country are exporting across the world.
The figures are the latest confirmation that the UK continues its success as a great exporting nation – with exports in goods and services helping to create more, better-paying jobs across the country.
Craig Mackinlay MP commented:
“These figures show that Global Britain is open for business, with our goods and services in high demand across the world.
“It’s great to see that our exports totalled over £335 billion over a 12 month period.
“And, with our Export Strategy, we can support more companies to export so that they can grow, are more productive and can create more, better-paid jobs.
“These figures, as well as the regular meetings I have with the Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, and his officials at the Department for International Trade, leave me in no doubt that the UK is well placed post-Brexit to fully realise the opportunities available to us globally if, as we were instructed to by voters in the EU referendum, we take back control of our trade policy so that it is truly independent.”