Logistics is essential | The UK’s trade value | Switzerland No.1 on e-commerce index

Posted on 25/02/2021 by DHL Express

Logistics is essential to keep the world running

The latest Sunday Times International Track 200 league table was released on Sunday 21 February. In the latest supplement Ian Wilson, CEO UK & Ireland DHL Express explains that despite the challenges of the pandemic and Brexit, Britain’s exporters continue to explore opportunities outside of their home market.

The world is continuing to grow, and the pandemic has taught us how trade provides a vital lifeline to economies and healthcare systems on a global scale. To find out more from Ian Wilson, Chief Executive of DHL Express UK&I, click the link below.

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Access to the UK’s trade and investment data

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has published its first summary of the value of trade and investment between the UK and 222 individual markets, using data from the Office of National Statistics, HM Revenue & Customs and international organisations.

The consolidated data provides a valuable source of information on the UK’s trade and investment positions for businesses to build insights, whilst also demonstrating the DIT’s commitment to openness and transparency. The factsheets will be updated periodically in line with new data.

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Switzerland is No.1 on the e-commerce index

Each year, the B2C E-commerce Index of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ranks 152 countries on their readiness to engage in e-commerce and Switzerland has gained the top ranking for the first time. The Netherlands now ranks number two, having previously taken the number one spot in 2018 and 2019.

Countries are ranked via a number of different factors – access to secure internet servers, postal service and infrastructure, internet usage and access to a financial institutions account or mobile money services. Click below to learn which region is best prepared for online retail and other insights.

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