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

Posted on 20/02/2020 by DHL Express

Quarterly International Trade Outlook for Q4 2019 is released

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 expectation of new trade deals, businesses can now look to the future and begin to plan their export strategies for 2021 and beyond.”

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UK exports at an all-time high

2019 was a record-breaking year for UK exports, according to new figures, with £689 billion worth of goods exported across the globe. Goods exports to non-EU countries grew by 13.6 per cent and some of the fastest growing goods exports include cereals, fish and meat.

Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss, said “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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International Track 200 2020 league table

The latest Sunday Times International Track 200 league table was released on Sunday 16 February. The publication ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts.

A mix of B2B and B2C DHL Express customers featured in the 2020 table, including sport retailer Sigma Sports and sustainable packaging manufacturer Vegware. Sustainability and optimised customer experience were key themes of those in this year’s league.

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