Research and analysis

International trade: the economic benefits

Insight into the economic benefits of international trade produced by the Department for International Trade's analytical group.



This analysis sets out the benefits of international trade to the UK economy. It includes:

  • a summary of how the value of UK trade has changed over the last 50 years
  • an overview of the complex supply chains now in operation in the UK
  • what the UK must do to deliver trade in future
Published 1 October 2018