Survey by Bradford Chamber confirms rise in exports

Exporting from Bradford is increasing in line with an across-the-board modest rise in economic activity, according to the latest Bradford Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey.

A total of 37% of Bradford Chamber exporting businesses had an increase in overseas sales in the three months to the end of June with only 16% reporting a fall.

Service businesses reported a 22-point rise in export sales to 26 with orders up 17 points to 21. Manufacturing companies showed a ten point increase in export sales to 15 while orders fell one point to four.

Domestic sales also rose with 34% reporting higher sales and 24% reporting a fall. Meanwhile 31% of business reported improved cash flow while only 21% reported a fall.

Chamber International trade director, Tim Bailey, says: “The exporting data follows a welcome positive trend in the wider economy.”