The UK is a natural first market for Enterprise Ireland client companies. A unique mixture of proximity, language, legal and business practice, and cultural and historic links makes the UK an ideal trading partner for Irish companies. The UK is the single largest export market for Enterprise Ireland clients. It is also an economic powerhouse and is currently the world’s fifth largest national economy valued at €2.36 trillion. Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, GDP growth of 1.6% is forecast for 2019.