Region’s export growth continues

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Yorkshire and the Humber has maintained its place as the only region in the north of England to achieve year-on-year export growth.

Statistics released by HM Revenue & Customs reveal that total exports for the region were worth £4.34 billion for the third quarter of 2013, up from £4.14bn for the same period last year.

Total export values for January to September were £13 billion, up from £12.2 billion for the same period last year.

UK Trade & Investment regional director Mark Robson said: “Although the region has experienced mixed fortunes this quarter, it is encouraging to see that we are holding our own and are one of only four English regions to have enjoyed export growth.

“Despite some uncertainty, local businesses are making the most of the international opportunities available, particularly in established markets like the EU and emerging economies such as Eastern Europe and Latin America. The region has so much to offer and I am confident that our businesses will continue to seize on export opportunities.”