Increasing Exports: Winning overseas
Boosting the UK's export performance is essential for sustained economic growth
The CBI's The Only Way is Exports report combines economic analysis of UK trade performance with recommendations – for business and government – to help UK exporters penetrate new markets and reinforce their position in crucial mature economies.
Businesses need consistency so that all government policy supports our exporting efforts: this means a continuity on industrial strategy, aviation, immigration, IP, bribery, UKTI and UK Export Finance.
UK businesses have been making progress in increasing exports to high-growth economies recently. But given the size of the prize – a GDP lift of £20bn by 2020 as outlined in the CBI/Ernst & Young 2011 report Winning Overseas – more action is needed.
The CBI is playing its part at home and abroad. The Only Way is Exports is the beginning of the CBI’s 2013 campaign on boosting exports across the economy, with work later this year focused on medium-sized businesses and public services.
Working with government and business the CBI is helping companies look beyond local markets, and target growing economies across the globe.
Both the CBI director-general, John Cridland, and the deputy director-general, Neil Bentley, have joined the Prime Minister and Lord Green on delegations to high-growth markets around the world. And here in the UK, the CBI’s M-Clubs are providing an opportunity for businesses to learn from each other some of the keys to export success.
Read the full report
Comprehensive study shows how exporting can boost UK economy by £20bn
How firms operating in the UK have enjoyed success in export markets
Ernst & Young's Steve Varley and the CBI's John Cridland give their views on exporting