The Regional Trade Statistics Q2 2017 release that is announced for publication at 9.30am on Thursday 7th September 2017 is delayed.
The reason for the delay is to allow additional time to resolve some issues identified in the merging of HMRC data with the Interdepartmental Business Register and to complete essential quality assurance. HMRC considers the quality of its series to be paramount. It has not been possible to resolve this issue with confidence in time for the scheduled release on Thursday 7 September 2017, so HMRC has decided to delay publication of the Regional Trade Statistics which will now be published on Thursday 12th October 2017.
This impacts time series data published under the new allocation methodology, first published in December 2016. We will publish a revised back series, from 2013 onwards, alongside the Q2 2017 release.
The Overseas Trade Statistics is unaffected and will be published as planned on Friday 8th September 2017.
HMRC apologises for any inconvenience caused.