Latest bulk datasets

This section is Datasets

Find large volumes of data that you can download to use with your own analytical or database software.

These large datasets are designed for bulk data users. If you only need a small extract of this data, use our interactive data tables.

Before you use these datasets, read our bulk dataset guidance and technical specifications.

Control files (SMKA12)

These files include descriptions of each 8-digit commodity code and the standard abbreviations for units.

Non-EU exports & GB to EU exports (SMKE19)

Data for goods exported from:

  • the UK to non-EU countries and
  • GB to EU countries

For 2021 periods onward, Bulk Datasets will not contain exports from Northern Ireland to the EU, only exports from GB to the EU.

Non-EU imports (SMKI19)

Data for goods imported to the UK from non-EU countries.

Importer and exporter details

This data contains names and addresses of:

  • UK importers and exporters that trade with non-EU countries and
  • GB exporters trading with EU countries.

EU goods dispatches

Dispatches Data Download files will not be produced for 2021 data. However, SMKX46 files were produced alongside January to June 2021 releases containing updates to 2020 periods only. All Non-Response updates were fixed at the December 2020 release, so no revisions to SESX16 files were produced for 2021. All files are available from the bulk datasets archive.

EU goods arrivals (SMKM46 and SESM16)

Data, including estimates, for goods imported to the UK from all EU countries.

Earlier datasets

You can find earlier versions of these files in our bulk datasets archive.

Revisions to datasets

These datasets do not include revisions made after the year has closed (also known as 'unscheduled corrections'). You will need to take this into account when using this data.

You can find details of these corrections in trade statistics methodology.