International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox has hailed the current surge in exports, saying it presents unprecedented economic opportunity for the UK and its businesses.
As the UK prepares to leave Europe and forge its own trade policy for the first time in 40 years, government is making it easier than ever to keep up with our trading success.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched a new easy to access statistics tool for use by members of the public, MPs and journalists alike.
Latest figures highlighted in the publication show:
International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP, said: "The UK is entering a period of unprecedented economic opportunity, with latest figures showing a surge in exports together with optimism for continued export growth in the years ahead - this adds up to a positive picture for the British economy.
“As an international economic department, we are supporting UK businesses from every part of the country to succeed on the global stage, which in turn creates more good jobs and prosperity at home.”
Latest statistics also show the country also remains a strong destination for investment with the record numbers of foreign direct investment projects into the UK in 2016/17.
DIT recorded 2,265 FDI projects up 2% on the previous year – estimated to have created or safeguarded more than 108,000 jobs.
In the last year the UK also had more than 58,000 tech start-ups in our country and more venture capital in tech was invested in London than in Germany, France, Spain and Ireland combined.
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