As international trade constantly fluctuates, it’s always dangerous to make bold claims. But the latest overseas trade statistics give some grounds for optimism. They show that in September, the value of exports increased to £25.9 billion – an increase of 10 per cent on the previous month.
The Q2 figures were also positive, with exports rising by £3.1 billion to £74.5 billion.
As the UK strives to become more export-oriented, businesses trading overseas are increasingly discovering just how advanced their counterparts, and indeed counterparties, are in shifting to electronic trade platforms.