UK Trade / Trade and Transfers
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Frequency of release: Monthly
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: UK
Important note to users: 10 December 2014
On 18 November 2014 and 27 November 2014, ONS announced errors had been identified in the expenditure estimates for UK residents visits abroad and overseas residents' visits to the UK within the Overseas Travel and Tourism release (which feed into the imports and exports of services) and in the geographic breakdown of the exports of goods respectively. The errors in the expenditure estimates affected data between January 2014 and September 2014 and the UK Trade releases over the same period; the geographic breakdown error impacted the August 2014 and September 2014 releases although the affected data were from 2009 onwards.
These errors have been corrected in the October 2014 UK Trade release and users should use that release for the corrected data and commentary.
Consistent with the Authority's letter of 14 November 2014, UK Trade will now be re-assessed for National Statistics status. The UK Statistics Authority plan to start the reassessment in January 2015 but this will be confirmed once ONS's review into the errors in the expenditure series has completed.