Statistics at DIT

We publish statistics on international trade, including imports and exports, strategic export controls, foreign direct investment, and inward investment.

Official statistics

We produce official statistics in accordance with the statutory and other arrangements described in the guidance on how national and official statistics are assured. We follow the code of practice for official statistics.

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DIT statistical series

Our publications include:

Upcoming DIT statistical publications

We announce advance publication dates for all:

UK statistics resources

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) collect and publish a number of statistical releases on the UK’s international trade (both goods and services) and foreign direct investment.

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) collect and publish trade in goods data and as well as international trade in goods data for the 9 government office regions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

International trade statistics resources

For international data, there are often discrepancies between the trade statistics published by ONS and HMRC, and those published by international organisations like Eurostat, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations (UN).

Although these organisations receive the UK data directly from the ONS and HMRC, exchange rate conversions and delays in processing revisions mean that data may differ between sources.

International trade statistics resources include:

Statistics enquiries

Email statistics@trade.gov.uk if you have a general enquiry about our statistics.

Visit the national statistics website for general information on UK government statistics in all other areas.