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Regional Trade Statistics: Announcement of Revisions to Historical Data06 Mar 2014

Following quality assurance and checking procedures, Trade Statistics has identified a long-standing processing error that has affected the regional distribution of trade.

This release contains large scale revisions to correct this processing error. All RTS data from 2008 onwards has been revised to rectify this error. The error has predominantly resulted in some EU and non-EU export trade being allocated to incorrect regions. The effect of rectifying the error has been to reallocate this trade to the proper region, namely the region where the main reporting unit of the business is located.

In addition, some small revisions have been made to 2012 EU imports and EU exports trade to address a further processing error that affected the regional distribution of below-threshold trade.

These revisions have been released today in conjunction with the 2013 fourth quarter publication of the Regional Trade Statistics.

The full report is available here.