Midlands Engine International Trade Insights

Jun 2023

Black Country Business Insights Midlands Engine West Midlands

Against the backdrop of a significant UK-wide decline in trade since 2019, the Midlands stands out as one of the hardest hit regions in terms of trade.

While it is true that most regions have suffered losses in exports attributed to recent crises – the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK’s EU exit, global recession, supply chain bottlenecks, high energy prices and inflation, as well as the Russian invasion of Ukraine – not all regions have been affected equally.

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