Exports: Yorkshire and the Humber

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation, NATO Parliamentary Assembly (President)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber were exporting to (a) the EU and (b) all countries in each year since 2008.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Minister of State for Portsmouth

The number of businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber exporting goods to the EU and all countries in each year since 2008 is given in the following table. The data are sourced from HMRC's Regional Trade Statistics database and cover trade in goods only. A count of services exporters by region is not available.

Number of businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber exporting goods to
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
EU 1,731 1,664 1,698 1,733 1,743 1,683
Non-EU 5,288 5,052 4,940 4,942 4,941 4,924
Total 5,597 5,345 5,251 5,267 5,257 5,211
Note: The counts for exporters dealing with the EU and counts for exporters dealing with the non-EU do not sum to the total exporter counts. Exporters that are active in both EU and non-EU markets are counted once only in the total exporter counts. The counts for exporters dealing with the EU do not include exporters where the value of their intra-EU trade is below the Intrastat Exemption Threshold. Source: HMRC Regional Trade Statistics

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