Royal Mail data reveals USA is UK’s top exporting destination

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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.”

Royal Mail data reveals USA is UK’s top exporting destination

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Helen has worked for UKi Media & Events for nearly a decade. She joined the company as assistant editor on Passenger Terminal World and since progressed to become editor of five publications, covering everything from aviation, logistics and e-commerce to meteorology. She has a love for travel and property and has redeveloped three houses in three years. When she’s not editing magazines, she’s running around after her two boys and their partner in crime, Pete the pug.

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