We collect statistics of imports and exports both within the European Community and to non-EC Countries. EC imports and exports are known as arrivals and dispatches and we collect statistics through the Intrastat system.
Information about non-EC imports and exports is collected at the port or airport when a Customs declaration is made.
This is an introductory guide to the kind of statistics available and the means by which they can be sent to you or your company.
Our UK trade data is the most complete, authoritative and up to date intelligence on imports and exports available. Use it as market information to identify new trade opportunities and to forecast trends and monitor patterns.
These statistics record the volume of imports and exports between regions of the UK and overseas countries. Reliable information of this kind is valuable to all regional bodies, but especially so in areas of devolved administrations (Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) where active promotion of the economy is already underway.
As part of our trade information service we investigate trade challenges. This is an enquiry service for customers concerned about the accuracy of trade statistics.