ONS has suspended the publication of expenditure estimates for UK residents’ visits abroad and overseas residents’ visits to the UK within the September 2014 Overseas Travel and Tourism release, published on 13 November 2014. The National Statistician has recommended that the Authority considers suspending the National Statistics designation for these series until the errors have been corrected. These data also feed into the UK Trade release as imports and exports of services and as such the National Statistician has also asked the Authority to consider the implications for the UK Trade release.
Corrected data will be published for all months, January to September 2014, as soon as possible. ONS will announce the timetable for the publishing of corrected figures prior to their release. Please note that the UK Trade time series data are also affected by this error and will be updated with the corrected data. For the most up to date information, please see the September release.