Exports

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom Conservative, South Northamptonshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress his Department has made on raising exports to established and emerging markets.

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Total UK exports have increased by 12% from 2010-13.

Established markets remain important for the UK, but it is exports to emerging markets which have driven our export growth. In this period, exports to South Korea have risen by 123%, to Thailand by 73.5%, to China by 63%, to Indonesia by 54%, to Russia by 45%, to India by 29% and to Brazil by 24%.

We are undertaking a major programme to increase our diplomatic footprint in many of the major emerging economies.

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