Value of goods exported from Northamptonshire doubles to more than £43m in 12 months

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The value of goods shipped abroad from Northamptonshire more than doubled last month, according to figures released by Northamptonshire Chamber.

Latest export statistics showed that in February this year, Northamptonshire Chamber received 1,225 applications for export documentation to send goods to worldwide destinations.

This equates to £43.8m in the value of goods going out of the county.

This compares to February 2013 when the Chamber received 1,092 applications, which equated to £20.1m

Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Northamptonshire Chamber, said: “What’s interesting is there’s been a slight increase in the number of export documentation requests received in February, compared to the same month last year, which equates to a 12 per cent rise.

“However the value of goods being sent abroad has more than doubled last month.

“As a chamber, we enable companies to secure the necessarily paperwork to enable their goods to leave Northamptonshire and be delivered overseas.

“These results indicate that Northamptonshire exporters are becoming increasingly confident in taking their products overseas, which has been reflected in our Quarterly Economic Surveys.”

As an accredited issuer of export documentation, Northamptonshire Chamber is the only organisation in the county that is authorised to issue documents required to send goods abroad.

They can range from issuing certificates of origin, ATA Carnets (passports for clearing goods through customs in the countries that are part of the ATA Carnet scheme) and movement certificates.

For more information, visit the International Trade page on the website.