Text Box: Foreword

This is the eigth Digest of Trade Statistics in Anguilla.  It covers the period 1995 - 2005 and contains information relating to the direction of trade.  The figures for imports, domestic exports and re-exports shown for a given year, represents the total record on Customs documents brought to account in that period.  They do not necessarily represent the actual amount of goods imported into the country or exported from the country during that period.      
The publication of the Trade Statistics Digest is a further indication of the importance that the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development, Investment, Commerce and Tourism places on the availability of timely and accurate information concerning the Anguillian economy to meet the needs of policy-makers, as well as the private sector and regional and international agencies.     
This issue of the Trade Statistics Digest includes a number of additional tables not available in previous issues, however the periods covered are from 1995 to present .  These tables allow for easier analysis as the imports are presented according to the Standard International Trade Classifications (SITC) so analysts are able to see for the various groups of commodities their growth or decline in importance.       
Any suggestions that may assist us in improving the quality and content of future publications are welcome.  We wish to express our gratitude to the Customs Department, for without their assistance it would not be possible to produce this publication in a timely manner, without the information provided by the ASYCUDA system.  The tables were produced using the EUROTRACE package.    

NOTE:  This publication is available free on the Statistics web site at www.gov.ai/statistics. 
If printed copies are required, the office will print at a charge of US$1.00 per page.