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Wales will have the courage to deliver its national mission of education reform, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams vowed today as the latest PISA results were published (Tues 6th Dec).
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The value of exports for Wales for the year up to and including September 2016 was £11.8 billion, an increase of £31 million compared against the previous year.
- There was an increase in exports to EU countries of £282 million (3.7 per cent) and a fall in exports to non-EU countries of £251 million (down 6.2 per cent). Exports to the EU accounted for 67.6 per cent of Welsh exports compared to 49.4 per cent for the sum of the UK countries and English regions.
- Five of the twelve UK countries and English regions had increases with the West Midlands having the largest increase (up 10.1 per cent) followed by East (up 7.7 per cent). The remaining seven regions saw falls over this period, with Scotland having the largest percentage decrease (down 7.3 per cent) followed by the North East (down 7.1 per cent).
- Looking at 2016 quarter 3 in isolation, total exports (by value) for Wales were up on the corresponding quarter in 2015 by £106 million (up 3.7 per cent) to £2,944 million. 11 of the twelve UK countries and English regions had increases over this period. Scotland had the largest percentage increase (up 21.6 per cent) whilst Yorkshire and the Humber was unchanged. Overall, the value of exports for the sum of the UK countries and English regions increased by 9.4 per cent.
- Welsh exports for 2016 quarter 3 were lower in value than in the previous quarter (down £141 million or 4.6 per cent), whilst the sum of the UK countries and English regions fell by 1.5 per cent. Ten of the twelve UK countries and English regions fell over this period with the North West having the largest fall. Scotland and the South East increased (up 18.0 and 1.0 per cent respectively).
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