Saturday 06 February, 2016
Did You Know...
Services grew bu 6.85% to contribute 52.16%of GDP in 2014
Did You Know...
Agric contributed 22.90 % to GDP in 2014
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Industries grew by 6.76% to contribute 24.93% to entire GDP in 2014
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Non Oil Sector grew by 7.18% while Oil Sector fell by -1.32 in 2014
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Real growth rate was 6.22 % in 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

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

2016: Sustaining the momentum in Nigerias data revolution

On 17th January, in line with our data release calendar the National Bureau of Statistics published its very first report for the year, the consumer price index for December 2015 . We are starting off the year demonstrating that our staff, processes and systems are ready to deliver on the mandate of the Bureau, which is to provide timely, accurate and reliable data to our government, public agencies, private businesses and citizens for better decision-making. We are building on the tremendous success and advances we made last year, using our limited resources in the most efficient manner to improve our data collection approaches, update statistical methodologies, provide multiple platforms for data dissemination, strengthen institutional partnerships with various stakeholders and upgrade staff capacity.

Considering the vast geographical coverage that is our remit, the socio-economic and political environment within which statistical operations are undertaken across state and federal levels and the need to comply with internationally-agreed methods, the National Bureau of Statistics is rapidly evolving into a dynamic organisation that proactively guards its core values of professionalism, integrity, non-partisanship, technology-driven and institutional independence. We remain committed to these values which have enabled us to overcome several challenges in the past years, enabling us to earn the trust of data users and making the Bureau the public agency with the largest number of FoI requests in 2015.

As 2016 unfolds, we are witnessing an increasing need to support decision-makers with up-to-date data, ensure that policymaking is evidence-based and that businesses and citizens are able to successfully navigate the changing socio-economic circumstances. Importantly, 2016 also marks the first full year since the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To adequately meet this expected surge in data demand in 2016 and beyond, the Bureau will continue to count on the support of critical stakeholders including our survey respondents (households and businesses), development partners and governments at all levels.

We have worked very hard over the last few years to transform the quality of household / enterprise surveys, introducing new technological tools to enhance the response rate and time-to-report survey findings. This is why the monthly CPI as well as the quarterly unemployment and national accounts (GDP) reports are being released 15 days after the month-end and 45 days after the quarter-end, respectively. The importance of these data to households, businesses and governments cannot be overstated. In 2016, we intend to further improve our data products by providing more disaggregated data, and making it readily available for data users in published reports as well as pliable datasets . We will therefore be counting on our respondents and partners for the usual support to enable us meet the growing demand for high-quality data.

National Bureau of Statistics is also re-doubling efforts to ensure that the lessons learned from tracking the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are reflected early and fully as we begin the implementation of SDGs-related programmes. At the Federal level, stakeholders in the National Statistical System have prepared a viable monitoring framework incorporating appropriate methodologies, reporting institutions and timelines, giving adequate regard to local conditions. Furthermore, in line with our revised National Strategy for the Development of Statistics, NBS will be working closely with State governments to sustain the momentum that has seen more than 20 States establish their own statistical agencies or pass statistical legislation, thus demonstrating the necessary high-level commitment to data-driven policymaking.

It is acknowledged that the prevailing socio-economic challenges may provide a tempting rationale to de-emphasise data-related activities and channel resources away from statistical offices. However, what has been made quite clear, especially with the recent political transition in Nigeria, is the primacy of data in every sphere of our national life. For this reason, more (and not less) resources should be provided to statistical agencies since it is on the basis of their output that all other policy decisions (including health, agriculture, defence, infrastructure, refugee management, employment, social welfare etc.) rest. If this is not done, it becomes impossible to objectively identify key areas in our society that actually require change, or accurately determine what policy prescriptions will best respond to the real needs of the community or the country. As a public good, the responsibility for accurate official statistics lies wholly with us.

We are hopeful that the year will bring numerous opportunities for us to effectively support policymakers and remain confident that it will be another successful year for us at the Bureau and our partners.

> Welcome to 2016!

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 DEC 2015: All**
Year-on-Year 9.55%
12 Month Avg. Chg9.01%
**CPI DEC 2015: Core**
12 Month Avg. Chg8.22%
**CPI DEC 2015: Food**
12 Month Avg. Chg9.90%
Poll Do you feel the Nigeria Statistical System has improved recently?
  • a.   Improved significantly  90.3%
  • b.   Improved moderately  5.40%
  • c.   Remains the same  2.56%
  • d.   Worse than previously  1.63%


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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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?

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.