UK defence export performance data is based on information provided by hundreds of UK companies to the Department for International Trade Defence and Security Organisation (DIT DSO) via a voluntary survey. This is complemented by open source reporting of defence export contracts of other countries.
Security sector data is compiled by KMatrix (under contract to DIT DSO) and includes sales and exports of security equipment and services.
All the information collected is vital to the UK’s understanding of the shape of, and trends in, the global export market.
This was published originally by UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation (UKTI DSO) which has since moved to the Department for International Trade Defence and Security Organisation (DIT DSO).