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Freedom of Information Disclosure Log  

The information and data released by HMRC Trade Statistics unit under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be viewed below. There are also other HMRC information releases.
Date Subject Period File
01/09/2017 African export trade data values (GBP), volumes (tonnes) and trader counts, 2015-2017 2015-Q1 2017
11/08/2017 Flintshire local area trade data values (GBP) and trader counts, 2014-2017 2014-Q1 2017
​15/06/2017 Number of Import and Export CHIEF Entry Declarations, 2015 and 2016 ​2015-2016
23/05/2017 Annual Yorkshire local area trade data value (GBP) and volumes (tonnes), 2015-2017 2015-2017
​03/04/2017 Scotland trade value (GBP) and volumes (tonnes) for selected SITC Sections 0, 1 & 4 ​2010-2016
02/12/2016 GB (England, Scotland and Wales) trade volumes (tonnes) for selected HS4 codes (dairy products) 2013-2015
22/11/2016 Export values for Wales for SITC 3 or 4 2013-2015
02/11/2016 GB (England, Scotland and Wales) trade value (GBP) for selected HS4 codes (dairy products) 2013-2015
07/10/2016 Derby Export values to selected countries for selected HS2 codes 2011-2014
27/09/2016 UK trade in goods Currency of Invoice value by decile for selected currencies 2014
​19/07/2016 North Wales export values and exporter numbers ​2015-2015 & Q1 2016
​18/07/2016 Import and export values by UK NUTS3 territorial units ​2009-2015
​20/05/2016 Northern Ireland import and export values by HS2 and mass ​2014-2015
​12/04/2016 Number of trade in goods exporters from Northern Ireland ​2008-2015
​23/02/2016 ​Total number of businesses trading with the EU and internationally 2013 2014 ​2013 to 2014
​21/08/2015 ​VAT registered businesses in the borough of Rochdale exporting goods to the EU ​2014 to 2015
​25/03/2015 Number of companies that have paid Intrastat penalties and the aggregate value of fines paid (January 2010 to 6 March 2015) ​2010 to 2015
01/05/2014​ Northern Ireland Trade with the World by SITC 3 and Value (£) 2008 to 2013​
07/01/2014​ Total UK Companies Submitting Dispatches to the EU 2002-13​ 2002 to 2013​
Imports and Exports Between Essex, USA and the Rest of the World 2010-2012​
2010 to 2012​
Non EU Import of General and Special trade 2010 – July 2013
2010 to 2013​
Commodity Codes Relating to The Consultation for the Reduction in Intrastat Arrivals Coverage​
03/08/2010 Imports into UK under TARIC under 441239000, 44129985 and 44129970 2007 to  2010
13/04/2010 Credibility Limits and Conversion Factors for Chapter 44
20/05/2009 Top 10 Products of Non-EU Imports and Exports by Air: General Trade 2008
30/04/2009 Imports of Plywood from Non EU countries at 10 Digit (combined Nomenclature Taric) Code Level 2004 to 2009
11/05/2005 UK Exports Within the EU (Dispatches) of Products Within the Commodity Code 93020010 1998 to 2004