CATEGORY : Weekly Trade Update

The true value of your product | UK exporter guidance | Small business community

Published 26/03/2020

Supply chain transparency is becoming extremely important to consumers across all sectors. More companies are taking the time to explain the true value of their product. Products have gone on a long journey before they reach the customer; your business can help to support the public to make conscious and educated purchases by explaining this […]

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UK goods exports increase | Supporting women in business | E-commerce businesses and blogging

Published 19/03/2020

New figures released by HMRC this week reveal that 2019 saw a rise in goods exports in all four of the UK’s nations. Exports from England grew by 2%, from Northern Ireland by 2.2%, from Wales by 3% and from Scotland by 4.4%. An increase of demand from UK goods has been seen from countries […]

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Innovative materials in fashion | Small Business Sunday 2020 | Global appetite for British exports

Published 12/03/2020

DHL has a long-standing history with the fashion industry, and both our industries use materials that deliver high performance at a very low cost. However, both logistics and fashion brands are united by a motivation to adapt and innovate in order to keep up with changing needs of companies, consumers and most significantly the environment. […]

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UK-US trade talks | ‘Buy now, pay later’ demand | The subscription economy

Published 5/03/2020

This week, the UK published the negotiating objectives for a free trade agreement with the US. The agreement will bring advantages for the whole of the UK, with Scotland, the North East and the Midlands forecast to see the most benefits from removing barriers to trade with the US. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said: […]

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Demand for British health supplements | UK SMEs championed | Get ready to go global

Published 27/02/2020

With consumers becoming increasingly health conscious all around the world, UK health and wellness businesses are benefiting from the health and wellbeing trend. Lancashire-based Private Label Nutrition has seen a 75 per cent increase in overseas sales in the last 12 months. James Wilson, Director at Private Label Nutrition said: “The Middle East is our […]

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QITO Q4 2019 | UK exports at all time high | International Track 200

Published 20/02/2020

In partnership with DHL, the British Chambers of Commerce has released its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) for October to December 2019. The QITO report gives a better understanding of new markets and the international opportunities they can create for British businesses. Shannon Diett, VP of Marketing, DHL Express UK, commented: “[…] with the […]

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UK-Kenya strategic partnership | Fifth of UK retail to be online | 2020 e-commerce trends

Published 30/01/2020

Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, to agree a new strategic partnership. They aim to develop new investment and trade opportunities, support businesses and create jobs. Prime Minister Johnson and President Kenyatta said in a joint statement: “The UK and Kenya already benefit from close economic ties and […]

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UK-Africa investment boost | Global online retail growth | Get to know logistics

Published 23/01/2020

As part of a Government drive to ensure Africa’s growing demand for investment is met by the UK’s expertise and innovation, the UK Government is working to strengthen its partnership with the continent. In the lead up to the UK-Africa Investment Summit, held earlier this week in London, £6.5 billion worth of commercial deals had […]

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Packaging in the logistics industry | NI seafood firm takes international orders | Southeast Asian e-commerce

Published 16/01/2020

Years of innovation and refinement have produced packaging technologies and solutions that deliver high performance at a low cost. However, there is growing evidence that these approaches can’t keep up with the changing needs of companies, consumers and the environment. At DHL Express, we’ve been thinking about how new approaches to packaging will shape future […]

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UK Overseas trade stats | DHL Global Connectedness Index 2019 | Chamber Business Awards 2019

Published 11/12/2019

In a new report released this week, total exports of goods for October 2019 were £34.3 billion, an increase of 11 per cent compared with September, and an increase of £1.1 billion compared with October 2018. The US remains the dominant trading partner for exports; it experienced the largest increase since September, up £1,248 million.

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