Which languages are in demand for translation?

Despite a looming Brexit and political uncertainly being at its highest, the UK economy is doing surprisingly well, giving the circumstances. As the general economic atmosphere remains fairly positive, businesses and organisations continue to approach foreign markets and audiences with their products/services.

Campaigns tailored specifically for the target audience are today an industry standard, not only amongst the ‘big players’, but also SMEs. As languages are an essential aspect of such business approach, professional translators and translation agencies are quickly becoming key partners for organisations during their international expansion.

As a translation agency, we are in a fortunate position to be able to see trends and nuisances within the international business sector and relation to the demand in language services.

We decided to take a closer look at the primary data available to us and see, which languages were in the highest demand last year, and whether there’s a correlation with UK’s main trading partners.

5 Most popular languages to translate in 2018*

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Arabic