Who are the UK’s trading partners?

Just which countries do buy goods and services from the UK? And where do we as a country buy from? The Office of National Statistics have produced a neat visualisation of these UK trade partners, using a map of the world. Hover over a country to see how trade has varied over the past two decades, or move over the side bars to reveal partners in order of scale.

This is an interesting starting point to browse the UK’s existing trade relation with the world. The benefits of exporting to manufacturers and service providers are manifold – from increased revenues or diversification of risk to new insights for product development.

There is a lot of support online from the Exporting is GREAT website through to useful Google infographics of top export countries [PDF], including seasonal demand and a host of useful stats.

Naturally if you decide to take the plunge then WorldAccent can offer advice on professional translation services – not only what languages you need but also which tone will communicate with your audience.

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