The service sector holds the key to unleashing the export potential of the UK – with its £86bn trade surplus partly offsetting the UK’s £121bn trade deficit in goods. The service sector is strong, and encouraging more service firms to export, could go a long way in helping to achieve the government’s target of doubling exports to £1 trillion by 2020 - and towards eliminating the UK’s long-standing trade deficit.

2015 International Trade Survey