Welsh firms look to exports to fight off downturn

More Welsh firms are looking to overseas markets to fill their order books, driven by sluggish demand at home.

Over £13bn of goods are exported from Wales each year, with more than a quarter going to the United States.

Now the First Minister is heading to San Franscisco - the latest stop in a series of 16 trade missions this year designed to promote Wales as a place to invest and Welsh companies abroad.

Our Business Correspondent Carole Green has been to see several Welsh firms whose thirst for overseas business in paying off.


Welsh businesses visit US

First Minister Carwyn Jones is leading a delegation of 18 companies to meet with business, political and academic leaders in San Francisco as part of a four-day trade mission.