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2019 confirmed as record-breaking year for UK exports

According to new data published by the Office for National Statistics, 2019 was a record-breaking year for UK exports.

The UK has now experienced 45 consecutive months of annual export growth on a rolling annual basis, and UK companies exported £689bn worth of goods and services across the globe last year – up by 5.0% on 2018.

UK companies exported £689 billion worth of goods and services across the globe – up by 5.0% on 2018 / Picture: Getty/iStock


Goods exports to non-EU countries grew by 13.6% and some of the UK’s fastest growing goods exports include:

Cereals, which were worth £2.5bn, up by 16.6%
Fish and shellfish, which were worth £2.1bn, up by 13.1%
Meat and meat preparations, which were worth £2.1bn, up by 12.4%

Secretary of state for international trade, Liz Truss, said: “The UK is an exporting superpower and these new statistics show that UK companies are exporting record levels of goods and services.

“As a newly independent trading nation, we will strike new trade deals with key partners across the world, open up new markets and make it even easier for our businesses to meet global demand.”

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