Argus climbs rankings of UK's fastest growing exporters
LONDON, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has risen again in the rankings in the third annual "Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200" league table of UK companies. This highlights the top 200 privately owned UK firms in terms of export growth.
Argus is the twenty-fourth largest company in terms of export value featured in the list this year. Companies need a minimum export value of £25mn to qualify for the league table. Argus made overseas sales worth £80mn in 2013, up by more than a quarter from a year earlier.
The league table ranks companies in terms of growth in exports over the last two years. Argus is ranked in 124th place this year, compared with 146th in 2013 and 151st in 2012, the inaugural year. The league table was published in the Sunday Times on 13 July.
Adrian Binks, Argus Media's chairman and chief executive, said, "Argus has grown significantly and now sells to customers in 140 countries. More companies are using Argus data to provide the reliable, independent market price assessments that they need to support their industrial and manufacturing activities."
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Argus is an independent media organisation with over 600 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 19 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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