OBJECTIVE OF THE REBASING EXERCISE:
As the general public is aware, the NBS has commenced the process of rebasing of Nigeria’s National Accounts Estimates from which the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is computed. This process involves replacing the present price structure (base year) with a new or more recent price structure to reflect structural changes in the economy. Presently, 1990 is being used as the base year, this exercise will...read more
The National Bureau of Statistics is organising a 2 day stakeholders workshop on Monday, 26th and Tuesday, 27th August 2013 at Rock View hotel, Abuja. The Workshop, which will be declared open by the Hon Minister/Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commission, Dr Shamsuddeen Usman, CON, will involve over 250 participants across 20 sectors, and is aimed at sensitising stakeholders on the GDP rebasing exercise, and to ensure they understand their roles in the data production and analysis stages of the exercise.read more
For the first time ever the National Bureau of Statistics has harmonized many of its regular household surveys to form what is now called the Expanded General Household Survey. This cross-sectional survey contains more than 600 indicators that cut across all spheres of social living conditions. The household-based survey will provide information that is relevant to the average Nigerian household and will be very useful for policy making and program planning.read more
As part of the rebasing of the National Gross Domestic Product (GDP) exercise, the National Bureau of Statistics will be conducting several business surveys that are pertinent to the rebasing process. Fieldwork will occur from May 28th to June 7th. The survey will collect financial and operating data that will evaluate the contribution of the sector to the national GDP and also provide information that will assist in developing economic policies and programs for the nation.read more
NBS to test 3 computer assisted personal interview (CAPI) devices in may 2013. As part of its efforts to provide timely reliable and credible data on all facets of the Nigerian economy, as well as to reduce the cost of data production and introduce efficiency in our data gathering processes, NBS will in May, commence the testing of CAPI devices for data production. .read more
The General Household Survey-Panel for Post-Harvest Season, Wave 2 will commence on February 25th, 2013 in all 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory. It will run for about 5-6 weeks depending on the state. Since August 2010,read more
The National Bureau of Statistics in conjunction with the National Planning Commission, Gvernors' Forum, and development partners is compiling estimates of the Gross Domestic Product(GDP) of states. As with the GDP on the national level, the state GDP is needed to measure aggregate state economic activity.read more
The NBS is currently rebasing the National Accounts estimates which includes the nation's Gross Domestic Product, from the 1990 base year to a 2010 base year. Rebasing is performed because of changes in prices and structure of the economy in terms of production and consumption patterns, over time.read more
The main goal of the proposed NBS Online Data Analysis Portal is to allow for dissemination of statistical data with a wide range of functionalities.
NBS Data Warehouse The data warehouse is a query-intensive environment. At any time, different users of the NBS Data Warehouse might be executing multiple, big or small, queries to perform all types of data analyses. Part of the value of a data warehouse is to provide optimal data accessibility and manipulation. Web based Data Portal NBS Data Portal is built on a web-based platform.Access Data Portal
CPI and Inflation October 2013 - 14 November 2013, Youth Development Survey 2012/13 - 18 November 2013, GDP by Production Approach Third Quarter 2013 - 18 November 2013, 2011 Annual Abstract of Statistics - 21 November 2013, Foreign Trade Report Q3 2013 - 02 December 2013, General Household Survey Panel - 2nd wave 2012/13 - 09 December 2013, Rebased/ Rebenchmark GDP Estimates - 10 December 2013, CPI and Inflation November 2013 - 17 December 2013, ...read more
The NBS plays an important role in the process of development by providing data to assist and encourage informed decision making, research and discussions within government and the community, by leading a high quality, objective and responsive National Statistical System. When we are able to understand and interpret this data correctly, our ability to identify key areas, which require change, and our proposals for change are likely to respond to the real needs of the Nigerian community. Statistics can also aid the decision making process by enabling us to establish numerical benchmarks and monitor and evaluate the progress of our policy or program. This is essential in ensuring that policies are meeting initial aims and identifying any areas which require improvement.
The growing demand for good reliable statistics by our government, the general public and the private sector is enormous. There is widespread concern, despite the massive progress recorded by NBS, over the state of official statistics in Nigeria and the challenges of coordination in the National Statistical System.. The Statistical Act, 2007, however, empowers the NBS to act as the coordinator of the National Statistical System and the main Agency responsible for the development and management of official statistics, and in that role, advise the Federal, State and Local governments on all matters relating to statistical development including standards and appropriate methodologies in the system. Despite all these challenges, NBS has continued to get better and better over time. We will continue to do all we can to ensure the delivery of good reliable and timely data.
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|**CPI OCT 2013: All**|
|12 Month Avg. Chg||9.2%|
|**CPI OCT 2013: Food**|
|12 Month Avg. Chg||10.0%|
|**CPI OCT 2013: Core**|
|12 Month Avg. Chg||8.6%|