About Intrastat


Quick guide to Intrastat


Intrastat is the name given to the method of collecting information and producing statistics on the movement of goods between Member States of the European Union (EU).

Please note: Intrastat should not be confused with EC Sales lists which are used to collect information on all sales from UK VAT registered traders to VAT registered traders in other EU Member States.

The flowchart below explains how Intrastat works. The words in bold text on the chart are key areas and are explained more fully by clicking on the appropriate button on the right of the chart.


Intrastat Flow Chart