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Exporting ‘critical’ to the future of eight in 10 UK firms


At Go Exporting, we know how critical exports can be to the long-term success of a business – it’s something we talk about all the time! And we love it when we see other businesses embodying that view. 

And new research from Alibaba in partnership with the Institute of Export and International Trade has shown that eight in 10 UK firms agree and see exporting as critical to the future of their business. 

The data, released in April this year, surveyed more than 3,000 UK businesses and found that 75% expected export sales to rise over the coming months, whilst a quarter expected significant increases in international trade activity. 

What’s more, and especially important after the last three years of upheaval and continued economic headwinds, 81% of businesses surveyed said that exporting had made their business stronger. 

“British businesses believe that export is integral to their success. It is positive to see exporters anticipating even further export sales growth in the next 12 months.”


If your business is new to exporting, or has just taken its first bold steps into international markets, Go Exporting can help you profitably achieve your goals. 

Read more: Value of UK exports rises £1bn as trade deficit narrows

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