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Posted on 23/04/2020 by DHL Express

Trade and investment core statistics released

The government’s latest trade and investment figures, released 17 April 2020, provide the most up-to-date snapshot of the nation’s position. Produced by the Department for International Trade (DIT), the ‘Trade and Investment Core Statistics Book’ includes data and statistics produced by Office for National Statistics (ONS), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), DIT and others.

Read on to find detailed figures on exports, imports, regional trade statistics amongst much more. All figures are accurate as at time of publication.

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British business rallies in support of the frontline

With Brits rallying together in this time of crisis – from displaying rainbows in their windows to clapping on the streets every Thursday evening – many businesses are finding ways to get involved too.

DHL Express has partnered with the project Masks for NHS Heroes and last week flew 100,000 medical isolation full face shields from China to the UK’s East Midlands Airport. The full face shields will help protect frontline NHS workers and patients and have been distributed to 100 locations in urgent need, including care homes, hospices, hospitals, trusts and GPs surgeries.

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The rise of the robots

With pressure on supermarkets and retail outlets at an all-time high, many are looking at new ways to improve efficiencies and maintain standards for loyal customers in this time of need. Enter the rise of the robots.

Picking and packing customer orders at maximum speed and efficiency, industry analysts are predicting that robots will be involved in more than three-quarters of the retail sector’s logistics operations in the near future.

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