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Exporters and importers in Great Britain, 201215 Nov 2013

These estimates, from the Annual Business Survey show which businesses export and import by employment size, age and ownership. Information is provided for goods, services and goods and/ or services. Estimates cover the GB Non-Financial Business Economy.

The short story and data tables can be found on the ABS release page on the ONS website.
 
Key points:
  • In 2012, 11.2% of registered businesses exported goods and/or
    services, slightly up from 10.7% in 2011.
  • The proportion of registered businesses importing goods and/or
    services increased from 9.9% in 2011 to 10.7% in 2012.
  • The proportion of registered businesses exporting goods in 2012
    was lower than that of those importing goods at 6% and 8%
    respectively.
  • The proportion of registered businesses exporting services in 2012
    was greater than that of those importing services at 7% and 4%
    respectively.