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The May 2012 UK Trade release to be published on 10 July will not contain the following data.

In the Statistical Bulletin

Export and import price indices will not be published.

In the Time Series Datasets

Constant quantities data and export and import price indices will not be published.

All other data will be released as usual. ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Issue date: 03 July 2012
Type: Statement

In the processing of Trade in Goods constant quantities data for certain commodities, ONS has identified some quality concerns.

These data are also used in the construction of export and import price indices that are included in the UK Trade statistics bulletin.

The main processing issue is related to moving the base and reference year to 2009, from 2008.

ONS will resolve these issues as soon as possible and will give prior notification of the date(s) that the temporarily unavailable data will be reinstated. It is anticipated that this will take no longer than three months.

All other data normally included as part of the UK Trade release are unaffected by these issues and will be included as usual in the May 2012 publication.

ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

For further information please contact trade.in.goods@ons.gsi.gov.uk, tel: +44 (0)1633 455984.

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