“The latest available data shows that overall freight volumes are back to their normal levels,” a government spokesman said.
At the start of the year trade was down sharply, but it is improving. The Cabinet Office says “the outbound flow of lorries across the Short Straits in January was 67% of 2020 levels, and in the first half of February it was 85% of 2020 levels.”
Trade was clearly down in January, but things are getting better as many businesses adjust to the new red tape and costs for trading with Europe.
Covid restrictions have played a big part in the slow start to the trading year as well. There was also significant stockpiling in December, as businesses prepared for the changes with the EU.
For more encouraging statistics and facts, please see the BBC’s article here >
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