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Consumer Price Index (CPI) March 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.....
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....
The Annual Economic survey (AES), conducted every year, is the foundation of the nation’s economic statistics programmes. It is the major source of data about the structure and functioning of the Nation’s economy and provides data for the compilation of the national accounts. The ten sectors covered were: Air Transportation, Other Financial Institutions (Foreign Exchange Bureaus), Communication, Construction, Hotels and Restaurants, Insurance, Manufacturing, Other Business Services, Shipping Agencies and Trading Establishments. It excludes Agriculture Establishments and Financial Institutions (Commercial Banks).
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 second 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.
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
Given the importance of transport statistics under the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS), Statistics Sierra Leone (SSL) deployed a Statistician at the Ministry of Transport and Aviation in 2008 to overseen statistical activities in the Ministry....
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