Exporting continues to grow across the West Midlands, according to new government figures.
The region posted a 7.6 per cent rise to £33.7 billion in its exporting activity for the year ended March 2018, according to the HMRC.
This outstripped the national average of 6.5 per cent growth in exports of goods across England which hit £244.6 billion in 2017/18.
The research also showed that, during the first quarter of 2018, the West Midlands was home to more than 9,680 exporters, an increase of 2.5 per cent year on year, with an average value of £913,000 per exporter.
The largest sector in the West Midlands was machinery and transport at £6.4 billion in the first quarter of 2018.
This figure makes up 72 per cent of the £8.8 billion in total exports for the region.
The largest market by region for the West Midlands is the EU at £3.9 billion and by country it is North America at £2 billion.
Ian Harrison, head of exports for the Midlands at the Department for International Trade, said: "The latest HMRC figures continue to show a growing appetite for UK goods in overseas markets and many businesses across the West Midlands are already reaping the rewards of trading with global customers.
"Figures outlined in the latest data reflect the ambitions we have seen first-hand.
"Businesses looking to start their exporting journey, or expand overseas, should be encouraged by this continued positive picture we have seen so far this year."
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox MP added: "As we continue our path to Brexit, HMRC's latest figures clearly show every part of the UK is making the most of global opportunities as goods exports rise across the country.
"More than 100,000 businesses are expanding their horizons and making the most of the demand for quality British goods.
"For some, this isn't the end of the road but the start to their exporting journey."