Note to users - Dissemination of European statistics after Brexit

A new Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom has been concluded and applies on a provisional basis as from 1 January 2021. It includes a provision on statistical cooperation that foresees the establishment of a specific arrangement (see:  Article UNPRO.5.2 on Statistical cooperation).

Until this arrangement on statistical cooperation is established, addressing in particular the scope and means of data transmission, there are changes for the dissemination of UK data by Eurostat, with the exception of cases foreseen in the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

This means that until agreement on statistical cooperation is established, Eurostat is no longer disseminating new data for the UK, neither through its database nor in other dissemination products.

In geographical lists, the UK is placed after those third countries with which the EU already has established very close relationships in the field of statistics, EEA/EFTA and Switzerland. 

Existing tools and products, produced before 1 January 2021, are being gradually adapted as new editions are published.