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Exports from the East Midlands worth £20bn in 2017

Exports from East Midlands were worth more than £20bn in 2017, up by ten per cent on the previous year.

And in 2018 the East Midlands has already exported more than £10.7bn worth of goods, putting the region on track for a record-breaking year of exports, East Midlands Business Link reports.

The East Midlands is already exporting drink around the world, from Colombia to Cameroon.

Visiting Global Brands drinks distribution centre, which employs 330 people in Chesterfield, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss said: “The East Midlands is fizzing, and quickly becoming one of the most impressive exporting regions, delivering growing export figures year after year."