According to an article in The Telegraph, exports in the UK hit a high in March due to increased factory output.
The Office for National Statistics released trade figures for March, along with the first quarterly trade statistics for the year.
The article mentions that the total number for exports in the nation rose by a healthy 4.9pc but states that the improvement was not enough to offset the low numbers seen earlier in the quarter. As a result, overall goods export numbers are down in Q1 2014. Those new numbers imply that net exports will be a drag on growth in the first quarter of the year.
The article concludes that continued and concerted action from businesses as well as support from government will be needed to boost the nation’s exports.