Glasgow has one of the lowest exposures to the European Union out of 62 cities and towns across the UK.
It is 54th with 40% of its exports relying on European markets, according to the Centre for Cities using official figures from the Office of National Statistics.
The city’s top country market remains the United States with 15%. Germany and France are the largest individual EU country markets each with 6%.
But whilst Glasgow’s exposure to the EU sits below the national urban average of 46%, it is still clearly substantial. Importantly, if you take all the EU countries together as a single market, it is by far our most important export market outside the UK.
At its annual conference at the end of February, the British Chambers of Commerce issued a guide to the issues affecting Chamber members from Brexit. The report followed meetings with over 400 member companies, including around a dozen from Glasgow…