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Publishing statistics after the United Kingdom left the EU

01/02/2020

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Publishing statistics after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

As from today, 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union. This has a significant impact on the dissemination of statistics by Eurostat and in particular on the database.

New aggregate for European Union with 27 Member States

Eurostat is making a new aggregate for the EU with 27 Member States available for some 2530 datasets, covering around 90% of all datasets including EU28 aggregates. For a limited number of datasets containing historic data, or for datasets for which there are methodological issues in calculating the new aggregate, there will be no data available for the new aggregate.

To avoid confusion with the code used for the composition of the EU between 2007 and 2013 (with UK, before accession of Croatia), changes are needed in the codes used in the database. If you are a user of the database you are advised to read the detailed note on the changes, which can be found here. Users of the Bulk Download facility are advised in addition to check the detailed revised code lists here.

Data for the UK

During the transition period until the end of 2020, the UK is continuing to send data to Eurostat. This data will be loaded in the database and made available to users.

Publications

You may still find reference to EU28 in our publications and website content. In particular, content created before 1 February 2020 refers to periods when the UK was a Member State, and therefore remains valid. Eurostat is progressively issuing new editions of publications and revising other website content to refer to the new aggregate for the EU with 27 Member States over the coming months.

 

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