New stats released from the Department for International Trade showed that last year 2,072 new international projects have been set up; creating 75,968 jobs.
The 1,500 jobs a week were created because of a stronger export market than many experts had predicted.
The good news comes as the UK recorded an unparalleled £60.2 billion in exports from in the year to March 2018.
The Chinese government has today agreed to lift its ban on British beef exports, a landmark move estimated to be worth £250 million in the first five years alone. UK food exports continue to grow, hitting a record £22 billion in 2017. #FoodisGREAT https://t.co/2Y2NpXP6hA pic.twitter.com/zaC1dZITEM
— Defra UK (@DefraGovUK) June 27, 2018
Exports grew faster to Canada (up 12.7%), India (31.8%) and China (15.3%) than to the EU (10%).
— Jefferson Group (@Jefferson_MFG) June 29, 2018
Non-EU countries remain the main destination for UK services (£167.4 billion), making up 60.4% of all services exports.
This week’s news roundup includes: UK exports on the rise; Scottish textiles; Hotter’s apprenticeship programme; Rudel’s collaboration with Hainsworth
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— Make it British 🇬🇧 (@MakeItBritish) July 1, 2018
To find out how much we export/import from every country in the world, check out this interactive map: