Craig welcomes figures showing exports have risen in Yorkshire and the Humber

New figures show that Yorkshire & the Humber exported 18 137 million worth of goods in 2018. This is an increase of 3 555 since 2015 – 24.4%  increase.  

Over the last three years, there have been 716 more businesses exporting in Yorkshire & the Humber. 

According to HMRC, in 2018, the total value of goods exports was £336.9 billion in the United Kingdom.  This is 2.6 per cent higher than 2017, and 22.3 per cent higher than in 2015 – which is an increase of £61.5 billion.

Craig has welcomed the latest figures, which show that businesses across all corners of the country are exporting across the world.

The figures are the latest confirmation that the UK remains a great exporting nation – with exports in goods and services helping to create more, better-paying jobs across the country.

The government’s Export Strategy will continue to build on these successes as we leave the EU. This ambitious plan will help to boost British exports to 35 per cent of GDP, so that British businesses can lead the way in creating jobs, raising wages and growing our economy.

Commenting Craig said:  

“These figures show Yorkshire & the Humber is open for business, and that the excellent goods provided by businesses across the area are in demand across the world. 

“It’s great to see that so many businesses in Yorkshire & the Humber are exporting. The Conservatives are providing businesses with the support they need to grow – and our Export Strategy will support more companies to export so that they can create more, better-paid jobs. 

“These results show we are in a position of strength as we begin to forge a new role for ourselves in the world – creating a UK trade policy so that we can build a country that works for everyone.”