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Introduction & Research

You should consider the reasons for exporting and the benefits it can bring both to individual companies and the British economy as a whole.

Utilise government and official websites to obtain a general picture of export activity, including processes, geographical patterns, statistics etc to gain a basic understanding of the nuts and bolts of exporting.

Suggested websites to help you:​


  • Describe why exporting is important to the British economy, using statistics to support your explanation. 

  • What % of manufactured products are exported from the UK?  What are the most popularly exported products? 

  • Can you determine whether this is based on geological factors (eg location within the UK or particular product being made in one area)?

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