This is the fourth edition of CARICOM's Trade: A Quick Reference to Some Summary Data which covers data for the period 1996 to 2001. This publication presents some of the basic summary trade data to which users frequently refer and focuses primarily on CARICOM's trade with principal trading partners, as well as on Intra-CARICOM trade. Further this report could be used as a valuable source of trade information for manipulation and analysis.
The report is divided into two parts. PART I presents data on CARICOM's Total Trade with all principal trading partners and in this regard attempts to give a summarized picture of CARICOM's overall merchandise trade. PART II of the report, which comprises Sections 1-12, presents data on CARICOM's Trade with principal trading partners and Intra-CARICOM Trade, each section being devoted to trade with a particular trading partner. CARICOM's trade with individual countries - the United States , The United Kingdom, Canada , Venezuela and Japan are also represented in this report.
The data presented in this report were extracted from those submitted to the CARICOM Secretariat by Member States Statistics Department. It should be noted that data were not always available for all Member States for specific years of the period 1996 to 2001. The incomplete nature of the data therefore poses limitations to analysis and interpretation. Efforts are being made by the CARICOM Secretariat to build capacity in those Member States experiencing difficulty with the timely compilation and dissemination of Trade data.
An Update to this publication covering the period 2005 - 2010 will soon be available. Please CLICK HERE for updated tables for the period 2001 - 2006.