How Brexit has affected UK trade: Major boost in non-EU deals

As well as analysing how Brexit has affected British trade, the report also explored how the Covid pandemic is influencing the current situation.

Until the impacts of the Covid pandemic on trade are less pronounced, we won’t be able to see what long-term changes the UK’s exit from the EU leads to.

The document found that businesses reported more challenges relating to the Covid pandemic when exporting or importing services compared with goods.

For example, a third of businesses who reported challenges with exporting services blamed Covid, in contrast to seven percent of businesses who experienced challenges exporting goods only.