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Processing of customs data at the department of - united ...

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Paper, for recording goods moving in and out of its territories. the basic source of data for international trade statistics in sri lanka is the customs. 5 pages
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PROCESSING OF CUSTOMS DATA AT THE DEPARTMENT OFCENSUS & STATISTICS IN SRI LANKASri Lanka is a small Island in the Indian Ocean situated just below India. Its land areais 25,608 sq. kms and population is estimated as 19.6 million in 2005. The average per capitaGDP in 2005 was US$ 1203 and it was US$ 936 in 2004 and the GDP growth rate for theyear 2005 was 6.2.BackgroundThe Statistics Division of Sri Lanka Customs is responsible for the collection,compilation and publication of international trade statistics. This Division is headed by aDeputy Director of the Department of Census & Statistics (DCS), which is the NationalStatistical Agency of the Government which is a responsible for providing official statistics,relating to various sectors of the economy of the country.Coverage and Source of DataInternational Trade Statistics are compiled in accordance with the United Nation'srecommendations in UN statistical paper M 52, which sets out the concepts and definitionsfor this kind of data co...
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