Following quality assurance and checking procedures, Trade Statistics has identified a long-standing processing error that has affected the regional distribution of trade.
The error has predominantly resulted in some EU and non-EU export trade being allocated to incorrect regions. Revisions to Regional Trade Statistics data to rectify this error will be released on 6 March 2014, in conjunction with the 2013 Quarter 4 publication. These revisions will be applied to 2008 data onwards. The effect of rectifying the error will be to reallocate this trade to the proper region, namely the region where the main reporting unit of the business is located.