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Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 114356, tabled on 11 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of UK exports.

Answered on

17 November 2020

UK trade was performing strongly before the pandemic, with exports increasing 4.4% to £690.8bn last year and increasing year-on-year since 2016. According to UNCTAD the UK was the only one of the world’s ten largest exporting countries to increase exports in 2019, overtaking France to become the fifth largest exporter. Latest figures show the value of UK exports in the 12 months to September 2020 was £626.8bn, down 7.9% on the same period last year.

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Department for International Trade