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Strategic export controls: licensing data

Reports and data on export control licensing compiled by the export control organisation.

Each quarterly report published since ‘Strategic export controls: licensing statistics, 1 January to 31 March 2015’ (published in July 2015) provides users with:

  • a set of data tables presenting data on licensing decisions and processing times for all licence applications
    • for each quarterly report, data is provided annually and quarterly from 2008 to the latest available quarter as excel sheets.
    • each set of tables is fully updated where they have been changes to data since the last publication (back to the start of 2008) so users should refer to the latest release for the most up to date data
  • the same data presented in csv spreadsheets for easier data manipulation
  • a statistical commentary report that aims to summarise the key data trends and provide context and explanation for trends
  • a country level data report giving data per country published as a PDF

Country level data reports are available for each quarter and year from January to March 2008 onwards. The information available in these reports is provided in each quarterly report from January to March 2015.

Users can also download data relating to specific licence types, destinations and goods by generating a ‘new report’ from the strategic export controls: reports and statistics website

Contact eco.statistics@trade.gov.uk if you have any queries.

Read more on the work of the Export Control Joint Unit.

Quarterly reports

Export licensing data, published quarterly, includes information by country.

Annual reports

Export licensing data for the year, including country specific data.

Guidance

Published 18 July 2014
Last updated 14 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added data for 1 January to 31 March 2020.

  2. Addition of quarterly data for 1 October to 31 December 2019, and annual data for 1 January to 31 December 2019.

  3. Added data for July to September 2019.

  4. Added data for April to June 2019.

  5. Added data for January to March 2019.

  6. Added data for October to December 2018, also annual data for 2018.

  7. Added data for July to September 2018.

  8. Added data for April to June 2018.

  9. Added data for January to March 2018.

  10. Added data for October to December 2017, also annual report for 2017.

  11. Added data for July to September 2017.

  12. Added data for April to June 2017.

  13. Added data for January to March 2017.

  14. Added data for October to December 2016, also annual report for 2016.

  15. Added data for July to September 2016.

  16. Added data for April to March 2016.

  17. Added data for October to December 2015, also annual report for 2015.

  18. Added data for July to September 2015.

  19. Added data for April to March 2015.

  20. Quality and methodology report added

  21. Annual and Quarterly reports for 2008 to 2015 added.

  22. Added data for the first quarter of 2014.

  23. First published.