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Bicycles and fitness clothes among most popular US exports

The most popular British products being exported to the United States include bicycles, cosmetics and fitness clothes, a new study of online sales shows
By Alan Jones, Press Association Industrial Correspondent

THE most popular British products being exported to the United States include bicycles, cosmetics and fitness clothes, a new study of online sales shows.

Research by eBay found that the United States is the biggest export market for small businesses trading on its site, followed by France, Italy, Germany and Australia.

The success of British riders in the Tour de France and Olympics has fuelled an interest in cycling goods, said eBay.

More than nine out of 10 small businesses selling goods via eBay export goods overseas.

Rob Hattrell, UK vice president at eBay, said more people have sold things online in the UK than anywhere else in the world.

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