There was an increase in value from £24.1 billion in 2016 to £28.6bn in 2017 (18.5 per cent).
The most recent HMRC stats for Scotland suggest that international exports continue to grow. The first half of 2018 saw exports reach £14bn, a 1.2 per cent increase on the same period in 2017.
The UK government’s new Export Strategy sets ambitious goals to increase the value of exports to 35 per cent of UK GDP.
This year £620bn of goods and services exported by British companies accounted for 30 per cent of our GDP, with UK exports at a record high.