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Google: UK ecommerce exports likely to reach £45 billion by 2020

According to new research from Google and OC&C Strategy Consultants, British ecommerce exports, valued at £13 billion today, could be worth £45 billion by 2020. The report ‘International eCommerce – the future is now’ examines how international business has changed with geographical proximity becoming less of a competitive advantage, and the possibilities of digital internationalisation.

Concurrently to this study, Google has released the ‘Google export business map’. This document features ten of the most promising markets for British e-exporters with country-specific information about search, display, mobile and social. For example, by 2016 Sweden will account for 4.8 million digital buyers – so what’s the best way to target them?

Read the full report on the future of international ecommerce for British e-exporters and take a closer look at how to best reach markets like Germany, the US and France through online channels.


Channel your exports to Chile

Chile is one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America, has the highest per capita GDP in the region and, in 2010, became the second Latin American country – after Mexico – to join the OECD. Mining, which fuelled Chile’s economic growth, continues to play a key role while sectors such as professional services, construction and communications are also expanding.

Chile’s economy is highly open with low inflation and low national debt. In the Latin America and Caribbean region, Chile ranks as both the easiest country with which to do business and the most free economy with 22 Free Trade Agreements covering more than 60 countries and blocs. It is therefore hardly surprising that Chile is the UK’s second largest export destination in Latin America. More than 100 UK companies have direct operations in Chile, and even more are trading with the country through local partners.

Read more about how you can start trading with this dynamic market in our destination guide and fact sheet.


International trade advice and guidance on the DHL YouTube

The DHL Express YouTube channel has inspirational and practical advice covering all aspects of trading internationally, for exporters at all levels. If you’re thinking about entering new markets, for example, watch our Customs support team’s bite-sized essential guidance on what you’ll need to consider for destinations such as China, the US and Canada. You can also get a detailed insight into the logistics side of shipping your goods with a behind-the-scenes look at DHL operations at our London North West Service Centre.

And there’s much more – subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with more tips and news on international trade, developments in the logistics sector and information about DHL’s sponsorships – including Manchester United, Formula 1, Cirque de Soleil, Harlequins and the upcoming Rugby World Cup.


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