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Date Last Updated: 11-04-2022

Survey Name:

Goods Exports and Imports

Survey purpose:

Collection of non-EU Merchandise trade statistics as derived from administrative data of Revenue Commissioners (via Customs declarations).

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

European Parliament and Council Regulation (EU) 2019/2152

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1197



Statistical Population:

Every transaction/consignment

Sampling Frame:

Not applicable

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not applicable

Survey Size:

Number of movement record numbers (MRN) is approx 3 million per month. This includes imports and exports.

Principal Variables:

Date, Company Vat Number, Trade flow (import/export), Commodity code (CN), Invoice value, Net mass and/or supplementary units, country of destination/consignment for exports/imports respectively, country of origin for imports, Statistical value, Delivery terms, Mode of transport, nature of transaction.

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Media, Companies, Public, PQs, Other Government Departments and internally within CSO

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Economic Statistics

Contact Person:

CiarĂ¡n Counihan, Damian Malone

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Orla McCarthy

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 1 498 4000