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This website is managed by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Trade Statistics unit, and operates alongside the main HMRC website for the purpose of publishing and hosting UK trade statistics data. These statistics record the movement - for trade purposes - of visible goods between the UK and both EU and non-EU countries. They are collected from the EU-wide Intrastat survey and from Customs import and export entries, both administered by HMRC.

The data we publish are used by a wide range of national and international customers from the government, financial, business, and academic sectors, as well as members of the general public. Data is also provided to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) as a component of the UK Balance of Payments, and to the European Union Statistical Office (Eurostat) for their European trade publication. For more information regarding the users and uses made of our data see the OTS Data Support area.
If you have any questions regarding HMRC Trade Statistics unit or the data we publish, or you cannot find what you are looking for on this site, contact our Customer Service team. Their details can be found in the Contact Us page available from the left hand menu, or via the link at the bottom of every web page.


 In summary we:

  • collect, compile, quality assure and publish trade statistics on goods physically leaving and entering the UK for trade purposes;
  • ensure the UK complies with EU legislation regarding the quality and timeliness of its trade statistics;
  • ensure the trade statistics are collected and published in accordance with the UK National Statistics Code of Practice for Official Statistics;
  • represent the UK within EU, United Nations and Office for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) forums addressing trade statistics issues;
  • engage with users of trade statistics to better understand their needs and how we can develop to address them.