Eric Hawthorn Praises Bumper Year for Regional Export Growth

The LEP and its We are International campaign partner, UKTI, have welcomed encouraging regional export growth, as new figures reveal the full extent of impressive gains in 2013

The latest trade in goods statistics released today (6 March) by HM Revenue & Customs reveal that total exports for Yorkshire and the Humber were worth more than £17.5 billion for the last year as a whole, topping the previous record best of £16.7bn in 2011.

The final quarter total for October to December was almost £4.6b, the strongest quarter of the year – up from £4.3bn in Q3 and up from £4.1bn for the same period in 2012.

Yorkshire and the Humber was the only northern region to show positive year-end growth, with export values decreasing in the North East and North West for 2013 as a whole versus 2012.

Read more on the Leeds City Region website