The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is reporting that exports are picking up again after a lull brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

The chamber has processed over 900 export documents in the last year for 58 different businesses, exporting to 53 separate countries around the world including; the Philippines, Ukraine, Vietnam, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Thailand and China.

Operations manager, John Negus, said: “We are delighted to see that Cornish exporters have not only survived lockdown but seem to be coming back stronger than ever.

“During April and May our export documentation service saw a drop of some 44% from its peak at the end of last year. But the number for June recovered to 81% and July’s number to date suggests a full recovery in the near future.”

Chamber CEO Kim Conchie added: “As Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is the only authorised issuer of export documentation in the Duchy, we are pleased to see that this week, the volume of documents we are processing is reaching those of pre-Covid levels giving us comfort that our products will be needed in the new normal.

“Our digitised businesses have been less affected and continue to trade internationally.”