Goods imported and exported 2020 and 2021 (FOI)
Goods imported and exported 2020 and 2021 (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 14 January 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
I would like to request the following data in order to analyse the Jersey freight market post-Brexit:
- Total weight of physical goods imported
- Type of goods imported by category, i.e. timber, stone, fresh produce, electronics etc.
- Commodity codes of goods imported
- Date of import
- Mode of import
- Geographic and/or sovereign origin of goods imported
- Total weight of physical goods exported (including waste and recycling)
- Type of goods exported by category, i.e. timber, stone, fresh produce, electronics etc.
- Commodity codes of goods exported
- Date of export
- Mode of export
- Geographic and/or sovereign destination of goods exported
Comparative data for 1 January 2020 to 31 January 2020 would also be of interest.
This response has been prepared on the basis that the post-Brexit period commenced on 1 January 2021.
A and B
Not all the information requested is held. The attached spreadsheet lists, on separate tabs, imports and exports to / from third countries only and provides the following details:
- Manifested weight
- Commodity code
- Date of import or export
- Mode of transport
- Country of origin for imports
- Country of destination for exports
Response A and B Spreadsheet (Excel)
The UK Global Tariff look-up function can be used to obtain a description of a good by inputting the commodity code.
Type of goods imported by category can be sorted by commodity code using Excel.
Commodity codes are not needed for the movement of goods between Jersey, Guernsey and the UK because they can move freely without the need for customs formalities. Therefore, the data provided does not include any information on those consignments moved within the UK - Crown Dependencies Customs Union that are in Free Circulation.
The attached spreadsheet shows exported waste and recycling.
Exported waste and recycling spreadsheet (Excel)
2020 comparative data report for the period 01 January 2020 to 30 November 2020 is attached.
Response C spreadsheet (Excel)
This date range matches the previous response for 2021.
Important caveats to note:
Imports – Jersey was part of the EU for the purposes of Free Trade in 2020, therefore commodity codes were not required for goods traded with EU nations (which includes the UK) and cannot be reported. This explains why the number of consignments listed in the 2020 spreadsheet is far less than the number listed in the 2021 spreadsheet. Only consignments that originated from outside of the EU are reported.
Exports – Jersey was part of the EU for the purposes of Free Trade in 2020, therefore commodity codes were not required for goods traded with EU nations (which includes the UK) and cannot be reported. No data exists for exports because export declarations for goods going to third countries would have been lodged at the EU’s external border i.e. at an international air / port hub. In 2020, Jersey had no direct freight routes other than to EU nations.