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...read more
The objective of the Committee for the Review of the Definition and Methodology for Computing of Unemployment Statistics is to deliberate on the current definition of unemployment as applied by NBS and propose a most suitable definition for the Nigerian environment, while still satisfying international best practices.read more
Statistician General of the Federation, Dr. Yemi Kale, receives Fellow award for excellence in statistics development.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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).read more
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.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 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
Social Statistics Report 2013 edition - 20 February 2015, Q4 2014 Foreign Trade Estimates - 27 February 2015, Q2 & Q3 2014 Gross Domestic Product estimates (Expenditure Approach) - 12 March 2015, Q4, 2014 Job Creation and Labour Force Survey - 13 March 2015, Creative Arts Sector Survey - 17 March 2015, Business Services Sector Survey - 17 March 2015, Real Estate Services Survey - 17 March 2015, Construction Sector Survey - 17 March 2015, ...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 MAR 2015: All**|
|12 Month Avg. Chg||8.2%|
|**CPI MAR 2015: Core**|
|12 Month Avg. Chg||6.9%|
|**CPI MAR 2015: Food**|
|12 Month Avg. Chg||9.5%|