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Delight as region's exports soar

UK Trade & Investment Regional Director Paul Noon has congratulated West Midlands firms for helping the region’s exports reach a record high of £21.4 billion in the last quarter.

UK Trade & Investment Regional Director Paul Noon has congratulated West Midlands firms for helping the region’s exports reach a record high of £21.4 billion in the last quarter.

Latest figures released show that the largest percentage increase in exports for the English regions is for the West Midlands, where the export of goods increased by 6.1 per cent during the year - up by £1,240 million from 2011.

Companies across the region will get a helping hand to boost their overseas sales still further, as UKTI hosts an Export Week - High Growth Markets in May with a packed list of events.

The week, from May 13-17, is to be the first of two designed to give local businesses specific access to support and events to crack markets such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and Qatar.

“The export figures for the West Midlands are fantastic - particularly in Asia, Oceania, Middle East and North Africa,” said Mr Noon.

“Many more local companies can enjoy this success. The region’s exports to the EU have shown a dip which reflects the slow-down in Europe. Export Week is about showing firms how they can access these high growth markets.”

 

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