Argus named a top UK exporter for fourth year running
London, 12 July 2015
Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus Media features in the annual “Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200” league table of high export-growth UK companies for the fourth consecutive year. This ranks the top 200 privately owned UK firms in terms of export growth and also measures export revenue and total turnover.
Companies need a minimum annual export value of £1mn and turnover of £25mn to qualify for the league table. Argus made overseas sales worth £96mn in 2013, up by more than a fifth from a year earlier.
Argus is now ranked as the 18th largest exporter among the companies listed in the “Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200”. Last year, Argus was the 24th largest exporter listed.
On the main measure of export growth over the last two years, Argus is ranked in 145th place this year. The league table was published in the Sunday Times on 12 July.
Argus Media chairman and publisher Adrian Binks said: “Exports are key to Argus’ success, accounting for 90pc of our sales. We opened our 20th office this year, in Riga, and continue to invest in new products, services and technology to meet the needs of our customers in 140 countries around the world.”
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Argus is an independent media organisation with more than 700 full time staff. It is headquartered in London and has offices in each of the world’s principal commodity centres. Its main activities comprise publishing market reports containing price assessments, market commentary and news, and business intelligence reports that analyse market and industry trends.
More than half of Argus employees are commodity journalists who specialise in reporting news and price information relating to physical energy and related commodity markets. They operate according to a rigorous Editorial Code of Conduct and a compliance and ethics policy that align with best journalistic practice, including the avoidance of conflicts of interest.
Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries. Data provided by Argus are widely used for indexation of physical trade. Companies, governments and international agencies use Argus information for analysis and planning purposes.
Argus has 20 offices globally, including London, Houston, Washington, New York, Calgary, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Dubai, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney, Moscow, Astana and other key centres of the commodity industries. Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company.
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