Following an informal public consultation on the Regional Trade Statistics (RTS), the associated changes will be implemented for the 2016 Q3 release. The 2016 Q3 release will be published on Tuesday 6 December 2016 at 0930.
The static data tables will have a new methodology applied back to 2013. The data in the interactive tables will only have the new methodology applied from 2016 Q3. A short commentary will replace the detailed commentary previously associated with this release. A full commentary will be published annually as part of the 2016 Q4 release.
Additional technical documentation outlining the changes, including the new methodology will also be published on 6th December 2016.
For further details of the consultation please click here