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 will apply on a provisional basis as of 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 will be 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 will no longer disseminate new data for the UK, neither through its database nor in other dissemination products.

In geographical lists, the UK will be placed after those third countries with which the EU already has established very close relationships in the field of statistics, EEA/EFTA and Switzerland. This requires changes to the underlying database structure, which are planned to take place from 5-11 February 2021. Until then the UK will continue to be in its existing place in database tables.

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