Weekly Trade Updates

We're here to help you get the information and advice you need to make
the most of international business opportunities and successfully ship overseas...

Export to the USA | E-commerce growth in Europe | APAC trade growth

USA online
Record growth for online sales in the USA

E-commerce in the USA is predicted to reach $373 billion in 2016, growing to more than $500 billion by 2020.

According to a report from Forrester Research, an improved US economy and more omni-channel retailing will contribute to online sales growth.

The report explains that consumers in the USA stand to benefit from shopping online with foreign merchants as the goods are less expensive.

The US economy accounts for 11 per cent of global trade.


E-commerce growth in Europe

E-commerce in Europe is predicted to generate €509.9 billion in 2016 – an increase of 12 per cent.

The UK, France, and Germany accounted for more than 60 per cent of all online turnover in Europe last year.

According to Ecommerce Europe, 16 per cent of the European population of 15 years and older buy online from another country. However, with many SMEs not yet selling across borders, ‘the full potential of the European e-commerce market has not yet been reached’.


Asia Pacific Trade
Demystifying Asia Pacific Trade Trends

By 2030 intra-APAC trade is projected to account for almost 50 per cent of the top global trade lanes. According to the Asian Development Bank, Asia could contribute 50 per cent of the world’s GDP by 2050.

DHL has released a paper which highlights the trends and challenges that businesses must prepare for to succeed in the APAC region.

According to the report, ’emerging manufacturing hubs, increasing domestic consumption, and rapidly growing e-commerce will drive APAC’s strong growth.’


Thursday 2 June 2016

Want to discuss trading internationally?

Call us on 0844 248 0675 between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday or simply click below and send us an email.

Calls to DHL UK phone numbers beginning ‘084’ cost 7 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s

Email us now

Would you like to open an account?

If you're trading internationally, there are lots of benefits to opening an account.

Apply now

Ready to send a shipment?

If you need to send something today, don’t worry you can click, call or even drop off at a local DHL Servicepoint.

Ship now

Delivering your business to the world...

We go to the ends of the earth and back to support businesses’ import and export needs. Whatever you’re shipping; whenever it needs to get there - DHL is the perfect partner for businesses of all sizes working in overseas markets.

That’s the speed of yellow.

Recent Updates






Sign up for the DHL newsletter

for advice on trading internationally