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Consumer Price Index (CPI) October 2013.....[pdf]
The Interim National CPI measures the change in prices, on average, from month to month, of the goods and services bought by most households, in Freetown, Bo, Kenema and Makeni including all expenditure groups and both families and single persons. Prices are collected for 251 items.....
The 2012 Annual Economic survey (AES) was conducted on the backdrop of a strong recovery from the impact of the devastating global financial and economic crisis of 2009; and was designed to capture information about the economy, which could be used to assess the performance of the economy in 2011. The survey provided information used to estimate the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and other economic aggregates for 2011 and projection for 2012......see report
The survey for the compilation of the Sierra Leone Business Confidence Index (SLBCI) was approved by the Monetary Policy Committee following the need expressed by the Monetary Policy Technical Committee for a tool to gauge and manage business expectations. This is the third year this index is being compiled in Sierra Leone (the first was in 2010), which is meant to capture the perception of business people on the economy.....see report
Tourism is arguably the largest industry and one of the fastest growing industries in the World today. It is estimated to represent over 4 trillion dollars, or 10 percent of the World’s Gross Domestic Product (WTTC Stat.2006). The industry supplies over 230 million jobs and over $800 billion in tax revenues internationally (UN/WTO Stat.2007). Sierra Leone has strong potentials for tourism industry. It has excellent beaches and islands, mountains and rich biodiversity, interesting wildlife, friendliness of the people and rich socio-cultural heritage; and it occupies a special place in the world history of anti-slavery movement as ‘the land of freedom’ – hence the name Freetown of it’s Capital City.....read more
The Transport Sector in Sierra Leone consists of three modes of transportation namely: Road, Sea (Marine) and Air Transportation. These modes are being regulated by statutory bodies, whilst the Ministry of Transport and Aviation handles policy for the effective execution of the respective mandate of these parastatals. The sector also includes freight and passengers movements....see report
The Sierra Leone Business confidence Index for the first quarter of 2013 was 65.6 index points which was 15.6 points above normal. The overall index for the fourth quarter of 2013 is just 0.2% point above the fourth quarter of 2012 estimated at 65.4, which represents a 0.2 percentage point increase over quarter 4, 2012 estimate. Please read details....
With Technical Assistance from the IMF, Sierra Leone has rebased its economy from 2001 to 2006 base year to ensure that the estimates do not only comply with international standards but also account for recent developments in the economy, especially in the mining sector....
The Sierra Leone Business confidence Index for the second quarter of 2012 was 62.5 index points which was 12.5 points above normal. The overall index for the second quarter of 2012 is below the first quarter of 2012 estimated at 65.9, which represents a 3.4 percentage point decline over quarter 1, 2012 estimate.
The Sierra Leone Business confidence Index for the first quarter of 2012 was 65.9 index points which was 15.9 points above normal. The overall index for the first quarter of 2012 is above the quarter 4 of 2011 estimated at 64.0, which represents a 1.9 percentage point improvement over quarter 4, 2011 estimate.
The figures reported in this Bulletin are based on the general system of trade as defined in the International Merchandise Trade Statistics Compilers Manual (IMTS, Rev.2). Under the general trade system, imports include all goodsentering the economic territory of the compiling country and exports include all goods leaving the economic territory of a compiling country....
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