HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) collects the UK’s international trade in goods data, which are published as two National Statistics series - the ‘Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics (OTS)’ and the ‘Regional Trade in Goods Statistics (RTS)’. The RTS are published quarterly showing trade at summary product and country level, split by UK regions and devolved administrations.
In this release data is analysed mainly at partner country and SITC section (1-digit) level. The collection and publication methodology for the RTS and this release is available on www.uktradeinfo.com.
Today we are amending the 2017 Regional Trade in Goods Statistics dis-aggregated by smaller geographical areas data. This was due to 18 NUTS3 and their respective NUTS2 being incomplete or missing. This does not affect the NUTS1 summaries or existing Regional Trade Statistics releases.