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International Trade in Services (ITIS) Survey: An Introduction

The International Trade in Services survey collects quarterly and annual data from UK businesses to provide statistics on the UK’s imports and exports. The survey covers 51 different services and looks at trade between the UK and over 200 countries worldwide.

ITIS data are published in detail in the annual ITIS publication. The data is used by ONS in the compilation of the Services Account for the UK’s Balance of Payments.

Results of the annual and quarterly ITIS survey represent a key element of the Balance of Payment Account and of Gross Domestic Product.  The ITIS data provided approximately 45 per cent of exports and 25 per cent of imports in the Trade in Services Account for 2010.

Since 2009 the survey has incorporated the International Film and Television Survey and is also supplemented by the Annual Business Survey to enhance coverage.

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