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Impôts and customs statistics

​​​Impôts and customs duty receipts

​Impôts (excise duty) is applied to  imported goods: road vehicle fuel, road vehicles, alcohol, and tobacco. ​Impôts and customs duty receipts in 2019 were £62.9 million.

Customs and excise impôts duty collected

 

Source: Customs and Immigration Service, download the chart data

In 2019, impôts duty on road fuel raised £22.7 million (36% of the total raised). 

Tobacco duty raised £15.4 million (24% of the total raised).

The "other" category covers customs duty applied to all goods that are imported into the Island from outside the EU.

Customs and excise impôt sources of revenue (in £ millions)

 
Source: Customs and Immigration Service, download the chart data

Numbers have been rounded independently so may not sum to total.

The revenue raised from spirits and wine increased by 47% and 33% respectively over the last 10 years.

The "other" category of customs duties increased by 88% over the last ten years, but still comprises less than 1% of the total impôts and customs duties.

Impôt duty receipts by commodity

 
Source: Customs and Immigration Service, download the chart data

Vehicle Registration Duty (VRD) was introduced in 2003 and abolished in May 2008. Vehicle Emissions Duty (VED) was introduced in September 2010.

The "other" category covers customs duty applied to all goods that are imported into the Island from outside the EU.

Quantities of dutiable goods

Between 2018 and 2019:

  • the quantity of tobacco imported decreased by 19%
  • beer imports decreased by 4%
  • the quantity of road fuel imported decreased by 3%
  • cider imports increased by 2%, and wine and spirits both increased by 1%

Quantities of dutiable wine, beer and cider

 

Source: Customs and Immigration Service, download the chart data

Over the last ten years, from 2009 to 2019:

  • the quantity of tobacco imported decreased by 50%, the largest change in any dutiable good
  • cider imports decreased by 26%, while beer imports decreased by 9%
  • the quantity of road fuel imported decreased by 11%
  • wine imports decreased by 3%, and spirit imports were essentially unchanged

Quantities of dutiable spirits

 

Source: Customs and Immigration Service, download the chart data

Quantities of dutiable tobacco

 

Source: Customs and Immigration Service, download the chart data

Quantities of dutiable road fuel

 

Source: Customs and Immigration Service, download the chart data


Goods consignments, traders and declarations

Following the introduction of goods and services tax (GST) on 1 May 2008, there were very sharp rises in the number of imported goods consignments subject to import duty or tax in 2008, increasing 67-fold over the previous year. 2008 also saw a 19-fold annual increase in approved traders, and the number of customs declarations doubled.

All of these quantities contiued to rise; since 2009, there has been a 113% increase in goods consignments subject to import duty or tax, a 52% increase in approved traders, and a 157% increase in customs declarations. 

Goods consignments imported subject to import duty or tax

 
Source: Customs and Immigration Service, download the chart data 

Customs approved traders

 

Source: Customs and Immigration Service, download the chart data

Customs declarations

 
Source: Customs and Immigration Service, download the chart data
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