UK exports at an all time high, with goods exports to non-EU countries growing by 13.6% on 2018.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 2019 was a record-breaking year for UK exports. The country has now experienced 45 consecutive months of annual export growth on a rolling annual basis.
UK companies exported £689.0 billion worth of goods and services across the globe – up by 5.0% on 2018.
Some of the UK’s fastest growing goods exports include:
- Cereals which were worth £2.5 billion, up by 16.6%
- Fish and shellfish which were worth £2.1 billion, up by 13.1%
- Meat and meat preparations which were worth £2.1 billion, up by 12.4%
Goods exports to non-EU countries grew by 13.6%.
“The UK is an exporting superpower and these new statistics show that UK companies are exporting record levels of goods and services,” 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.”