External trade in goods

Revised import figures on snuff


In cooperation with the Directorate of Customs and Excise, Statistics Norway has examined the import data on snuff. Previously published figures in the period from 2009 to 2010 are too low, and there are inconsistencies regarding country of origin in the period from 2011 to 2013.

9 February 2015: Import values on snuff in the period from 2009 to 2011 is wrong, revised figures will be published as soon as possible.

This is due to discrepancies in customs declarations.

Commodity numbers affected are:

  • 2403.9990 Tobacco products, except cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, cheroots, smoking-/ homogenized-/reconstituted tobacco, - extracts/-essence.
    Chewing Tobacco and snuff was incorporated in this item number from 1988 to 2008.
  • 2403.9991 Chewing Tobacco and snuff. The commodity number has been in use since 2009.

Commodity number 2403.9990 also includes other toacco products, but import is mainly snuff.

Figure 1

Revised import figures of commodity number 2403.9990 and 2403.9991

Revised figures on total imports in the period from 2005 to 2010 have been increased compared to the previously published figures. This is due to missing imports with Sweden as country of origin.

For the years 2011 to 2013, previous figures on total import are unchanged. However, it turns out that a major part of the imports from Denmark should have been recorded with Sweden as the origin.

Revised figures are available by following the links in the margin to the right.  The external trade in goods statistics will not be updated with changes in the years before 2013.