Customs & Border Management

EU Customs statistics

Did you know that in 2012…?

  1. On average 8 Customs declarations were processed per second in the EU, throughout the whole year
  2. 139 million customs declarations for import were processed in the EU; 105 million for export and 17 million for transit.
  3. The total value of EU imports was € 1.8 trillion
  4. The total value of EU exports was € 1.7 trillion
  5. Almost 40 million counterfeit items were detailed by EU Customs administrations with an estimated value of nearly € 1 billion
  6. 99.7% of EU export declarations and 96.5% of EU import declarations were electronic

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