UK regional trade in goods statistics: Quarter 3 2022

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This release contains international trade in goods data at summary product and country level, by UK regions and devolved administrations.

Latest UK regional trade in goods statistics

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has released the UK's regional trade in goods statistics (RTS) for Quarter 3 2022.

From January 2022, HMRC implemented a change in data collection methods affecting trade in goods data on imports from the EU into Great Britain. This creates a break in the time series, users should take care when making comparisons with quarters and years prior to 2022.

A new method for EU business counts was introduced in the 2022 Quarter 1 (Q1) publication, resulted in a break in series from previous RTS EU business counts. EU and total business counts from the 2021 data period onwards will therefore not be comparable with RTS business counts published prior to 2021.

More information on recent data source changes and its impacts on RTS can be found in the main commentary document.

Please also note that on 14 November 2022, HMRC announced corrections to the Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics (OTS). These corrections were applied to OTS on 12 December 2022 and will be applied to RTS in the 2022 Q4 data release, scheduled for 16 March 2023.

You can also download a full commentary, access supporting data sets and the updated RTS Methodology document.

For more details, go to UK regional trade in goods statistics: third quarter 2022.

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