Exports (extra-EU) are goods recorded by Member States when they leave the territory of the EU (transit is not included).
Imports (extra-EU) are goods recorded by Member States when they enter the territory of the EU (transit is not included).
Intra-EU trade statistics record the trade of goods between Member States.
The standard source of extra-EU trade statistics is the customs declaration. For intra-EU trade, the source is any VAT-registered business that trades goods with other Member States.
For exports, the partner country is the country identified at the time of export as the final destination of the goods.
For imports, the partner country is the country of origin of the goods.
In EUMOFA trade data are available under weekly prices (import from extra-EU), monthly trends and yearly data. Data originate from EUROSTAT – COMEXT. For more information about the quality of European statistics on international trade in goods, please see the following document. For more details on trade data in the EUMOFA, see: