Tuesday 02 September, 2014
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Wood and wood products manufacturing Sector contributed 11.26% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Water Supply, Waste Management and Remediation Sector Contributed 20.57% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014
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Post and Courier Service Sector contributed 9.39% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Road Transport Sector contributed 2.43% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Construction Sector contributed 17.88% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Basic Metal, Iron and Steel contributed 12.85% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Other Manufacturing Sector contributed 32.96% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Quarrying and Other Minerals Sector contributed 14.13% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Human Health and Social Services Sector contributed 2.23% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Chemicals and Pharmaceutical Sector contributed 41.61% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Motor Vehicles and Assembly Sector contributed 30.62% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Fishing Sector contributed 8.40% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Transport Services Sector contributed 0.04% to Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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Broadcasting contributed 11.25% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Air Transport contributed 4.24% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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The Rebased GDP uses 2010 as base year?
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Other Services Sector contributed 21.94% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Trade Sector contributed 6.28% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Motion Pictures, Sound recording and Music production Sector contributed 19.14% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Plastic and Rubber Products Sector contributed 30.36% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Administrative and Supportive Services Sector contributed -1.50% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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That NBS NADA portal can also be accessed by clicking on the NADA link provided in the "Resources" section on the homepage of NBS website?
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Non Metallic Products Sector contributed 35.69% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Publishing contributed 11.07% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Textile, Apparel and Footwear Sector contributed 34.49% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Major contributors to Nominal GDP still remain Agriculture, Trade, Mining and Quarrying and Information and Technology Sectors?
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Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Sector contributed 5.86% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Sector contributed -6.60% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Livestock Sector contributed 5.61% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Tele-Communication and Information services Sector contributed 4.48% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Insurance Sector contributed 5.25% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Information and Communication Sector contributed 10.94% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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Accomodation and Food Services Sector contributed 23.27% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Financial Institutions Sector contributed 9.37% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Forestry Sector contributed 6.53% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Other Service Sector contributed 21.94% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Agriculture Sector contributed 5.53% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Education Sector contributed 7.09% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Real Estate Sector contributed 3.17% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Sector contributed 15.48% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Manufacturing Sector contributed 4.84% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Crop Production Sector contributed 5.42% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Public Administration Sector contributed 6.95% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Water Transport Sector contributed 9.63% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Electricity,Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply contributed 3.74% to Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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NBS has released the 2014 Data Release Calendar?
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Manufacturing of Pulp, Paper and Paper Products contributed 8.12% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Food, Beverage and Tobacco Sector contributed 5.67% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Oil Refining Sector contributed -15.23% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Quarrying and Other Ores Sectors contributed 14.13% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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Finance & Insurance Sector contributed 3.30% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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Coal Mining Sector contributed 16.40% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in Q1 2014?
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GDP is now calculated along 46 sectors, up from 33 before the Rebasing exercise?
  • 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

Q2 2014 Gross Domestic Product estimates (Production Approach) - 08 September 2014, Q1 & Q2 2014 Job Creation Survey - 09 September 2014, Q2 2014 Foreign Trade estimates - 12 September 2014, Q1 2014 Gross Domestic Product estimates (Expenditure Approach) - 15 September 2014, Annual Abstract of Statistics, 2012 & 2013 Edition - 15 September 2014, Social Statistics Report 2013 edition - 15 September 2014, 2013 Demographic Statistics Bulletin - 15 September 2014, August 2014 Consumer Price Index & Inflation - 16 September 2014, ...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.
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Key Indicators
**CPI JUL 2014: All**
Month-on-month0.65%
Year-on-Year 8.3%
12 Month Avg. Chg8.0%
**CPI JUL 2014: Core**
Month-on-Month0.2%
Year-on-Year7.1%
12 Month Avg. Chg7.4%
**CPI JUL 2014: Food**
Month-on-Month0.8%
Year-on-Year9.9%
12 Month Avg. Chg9.5%
Poll Do you feel the Nigeria Statistical System has improved recently?
  • a.   Improved significantly  95.4%
  • b.   Improved moderately  2.95%
  • c.   Remains the same  1.29%
  • d.   Worse than previously  0.27%

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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.