According to recent data released by Royal Mail, the USA is the UK’s top exporting hotspot for business parcels. The data, taken from the 2017/2018 financial year, also revealed that France and Germany take the second and third spots, respectively, with Australia fourth and Ireland fifth.
The USA has been the UK’s top exporting hotspot for the past four years. France and Germany have also featured in the top five for UK business parcels over this time period.
For letters, UK businesses send the most to Germany, Ireland and France. USA and Australia also feature in the top five. Ireland has been in the top two for the past four years.
The top five countries that the UK imports goods from remains unchanged over the past three years. China leads the way followed by Germany, the USA, Netherlands and Switzerland. For letters, the most inbound have come from the USA for the past three years; France and Germany make up the top three destinations.
A spokesperson for Royal Mail Parcels said, “E-commerce is becoming increasingly globalized in today’s market. Exporting and importing is key for many businesses and it is crucial that they select a delivery partner that is committed to a secure and efficient service. Royal Mail’s scale and global reach make us the natural choice for such businesses.”