Thursday 02 July, 2015
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Arts entertainment and recreation grew by 18.19% q1 2015 (15.60% in q4 2014 and 15.48% in q1 2014)
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Agric grew by 4.7% year on year in q1 2015 (3.64% in q4 2014 and 5.53% q1 2014)
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GDP grows in q1 2015 by 3.96% year on year compared to 5.94% in q4 2014 and 6.21% in q1 2014
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Finance and insurance grew by 9.01% in q1 2015 (8.14% in q4 2014 and 8.87% in q1 2014)
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Construction grew by 11.17% in q1 2015 (12.66% in q4 2014 and 17.88% in q1 2014)
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Telecoms grew 5.36% in q1 2015 (2.48% in q4 2014 and 4.48% in q1 2014)
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Electricity, gas, and steam grew -27.92% in q1 2015 (2.81% in q4 2014 and 3.74% q1 2014)
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Water supply, sewage and waste management grew by 18.72% in q1 2015 ( 27.44% in q4 2014 and 20.57% in q1 2014)
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Administrative and support services grew by 5.42% in q1 2015 (3.67% in q4 2014 and -1.50% in q1 2014)
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Services grew 7.04% year on year in q1 2015 (6.15% q4 2014 and 7.20% q1 2014)
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Public administration grew by -12.53% in q1 2015 (1.21% in q4 2014 and 6.95% in q1 2014)
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Education grew by 6.94% in q1 2015 (11.23% in q4 2014 and 7.09% in q1 2014)
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Trade grew by 6.47% in q1 2015 (5.32% in q4 2014 and 6.28% in q1 2014)
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Publishing grew by 12.96% in q1 2015 (17.56% in q4 2014 and11.07% in q1 2014)
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Profession, scientific and technical services grew by 6.92% in q1 2015 (3.19% in q4 2014 and 5.86% in q1 2014)
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Information and communications grew by 9.49% in q1 2015, (5.21% in q4 2014 and 6.77% in q1 2014)
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Manufacturing grew by -0.70% in q1 2015 ( 13.47% in q4 2014, 15.41% in q1 2014)
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Motion pictures sound recording and music production grew by 19.09% in q1 2015 (21.35% in q4 2014 and 19.14% in q1 2014)
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Oil GDP grew -8.15% year on year in q1 2015 (1.18% in q4 2014 and -6.60% q1 2014)
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Real estate grew by 3.08% in q1 2015 (5.96% in q4 2014 and 3.17% in q1 2014)
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Human health and social services grew by 2.11% in q1 2015 (17.05% in q4 2014 and 2.23% in q1 2014)
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Transportation and storage grew by 3.87% in q1 2015 ( 6.16% in Q4 2014 and 2.93% q1 2014)
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On a quarter on quarter basis, GDP grew by -8.17% in Q1 2015
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Industry grew by -2.53% year on year in q1 2015 (7.96% q4 2014 and 4.84% q1 2014)
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Broadcasting grew by 25.61% in q1 2015 (14.18% in q4 2014 and 11.25% in q1 2014)
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Accommodation and food services grew by 26.66% in q1 2015 ( 11.43% in q4 2014 and 23.27% in q1 2014)
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Other services grew by 21.06% in q1 2015 (13.66% in q4 2014 and 21.94% in q1 2014)
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Non oil GDP grew 5.59% in q1 2015 (6.44% in q4 2014 and 6.2% Q1 2014)
  • The Comparability Of GDP Growth Rates (Pre And Post Rebasing)

    The rebasing and re-benchmarking exercise of Nigeria’s National Account Estimates (including the Gross Domestic Product, GDP series) was concluded by the National Bureau of Statistics in July 2014. The statistical exercise resulted in a revision of nominal and real GDP estimates as well as growth rates of GDP for the period 2010 to 2014, as the base year (i.e the reference year for computation) was adjusted from 1990 to 2010. The selection of a base year is determined by the availability of data as well as the stability of the general economy during that year. Before the current rebasing project, Nigeria had not rebased since 1990, whereas the UN Statistical Commission recommends...

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  • Statistician General Awarded for Excellence.

    Statistician General of the Federation, Dr. Yemi Kale, receives Fellow award for excellence in statistics development.

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  • Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) Survey

    The National Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMH) and the World Bank is presently undertaking the Health Facility Survey in Six States under the Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP). The survey is an impact evaluation of health interventions across six States in Nigeria. The participating States include Adamawa, Benue, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, and Taraba States.

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  • National Job Creation Survey

    NBS in collaboration with Central Bank of Nigeria, Ministry of Labour & Productivity, National Directorate of Employment, Office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the President, and National Planning Commission, is conducting a National Job Creation Survey. The survey, which will cover the informal and formal sectors in 36 states & the F.C.T. is to improve available information and data on Nigeria Labour Market through the application of appropriate statistical methodology for tracking number of jobs created or lost every quarter. 

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  • The National Agricultural Sample Census (NASC)

    The National Agricultural Sample Census (NASC) constitutes the most basic data on agriculture across the nation. The last time this census was carried out was in 1993. A pilot was done in 2007 in preparation for the main census, but was unavoidably cancelled. NBS in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, and Central Bank of Nigeria and other stakeholders will now carry out the agricultural census for 2014/15, starting with a pilot in March.

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  • National Census of Commercial and Industrial Business (NCCIB)

    National Census of Commercial and Industrial Business (NCCIB) is to be conducted every 10 years, however 1999 was the last time this census was conducted by NBS. The NCCIB compiles a comprehensive frame of commercial and industrial businesses in Nigeria, as well as provides a means by which to generate a wide range of high quality, relevant and timely commercial and industrial business sector statistics, currently absent within the Nigerian context.

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  • Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) Nutrition Survey

    National Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with UNICEF will conduct its sixth round of the Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) Nutrition Survey. The survey, which initially covered 24 states in the previous round and 8 in prior rounds, will now cover all 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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  • Compilation of State Gross Domestic Product (SGDP)

    The process of compiling SGDP for the seven pilot states has reached an advanced stage. NBS has conducted and completed sensitization flag-off exercises in the pilot states selected from each of the geo-political zones. NBS has also conducted a Needs Assessment at the State Statistical and Planning Agencies in 12 States and FCT. The Needs Assessment Report of the 12 pilot States has also been validated.

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  • State GDP

    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. 

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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

June Consumer Price Index and inflation - 16 July 2015, July Consumer Price Index and Inflation - 18 August 2015, Q2, 2015 Job Creation and Labour Force Survey - 20 August 2015, Q2 2015 Gross Domestic Product estimates (Production Approach) - 25 August 2015, Q2 2015 Foreign Trade estimates - 31 August 2015, National State Health Investment Project Survey Report (NSHIP) 2013-2015 - 14 September 2015, 2013 Demographic Statistics Bulletin - 15 September 2015, Annual Abstract of Statistics 2013 Edition - 15 September 2015, ...read more

Dr. Yemi Kale 
The Statistician General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer
National Bureau of Statistics.

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. 

 

Micro-data available from surveys conducted by NBS and other MDAs for researchers and general use.
The United Nation Statistics Division of the development of Economic and Social Affairs(DESA) has launched a new internet -based data service for the global user community.
The NBS arena creates a platform for learning, sharing and interacting. Simply sign in to any of our arenas to participate. Welcome!
Key Indicators
**CPI MAY 2015: All**
Month-on-month1.1%
Year-on-Year 9.0%
12 Month Avg. Chg8.3%
**CPI MAY 2015: Core**
Month-on-Month1.2%
Year-on-Year8.3%
12 Month Avg. Chg7.0%
**CPI MAY 2015: Food**
Month-on-Month1.1%
Year-on-Year9.8%
12 Month Avg. Chg9.5%
Poll Do you feel the Nigeria Statistical System has improved recently?
  • a.   Improved significantly  93.3%
  • b.   Improved moderately  4.17%
  • c.   Remains the same  1.76%
  • d.   Worse than previously  0.68%

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NIGERIA 2ND PEER REVIEW 2013
The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the 2nd Peer Review of Nigeria is conducting an opinion survey to assess good governance as part of its exercise for the Second Peer Review Exercise of Nigeria. National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is carrying out this exercise on behalf of the National Steering Committee (NSC).
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NBS FAQs

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What is GDP and why is it important?
Answer: The Gross Domestic Product is the market value of all officially recognized final goods and services produced within a country in a given period. It measures overall economic activity and signals the direction of economic growth and welfare. It is also a barometer to measure the health of the economy. It is an internationally recognized indicator for measuring the size of an economy in a given period of time.
How is the GDP computed?
Answer:

There are three ways of computing GDP:

The Expenditure Approach: This approach captures spending by key economic agents in an economy. It is the sum of consumption expenditures by households, investments expenditures by firms, government expenditures as well as the difference between exports and imports:
GDP = C + I + G + (EX – IM)

The Income Approach: This approach measures the income earned by various factors of production. It is a sum of: compensation to workers, rental income, taxes on production and imports (less subsidies), interest, miscellaneous payments and depreciation.

The Production or Value Added Approach: It is the value of sales of goods minus the purchase of intermediate inputs used to produce the final products.

What is rebasing?
Answer: Rebasing of the national account series (GDP) is the process of replacing an old base year with a new and more recent base year. The base year provides the reference point to which future values of the GDP are compared. It is a normal statistical procedure undertaken by the national statistical offices of countries to ensure that national accounts statistics present the most accurate reflection of the economy as possible.