Wednesday 23 April, 2014
Did You Know...
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas contributed 14.40% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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Accomodation and Food Services contributed 0.47% to Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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Major contributors to Nominal GDP still remain Agriculture, Trade, Mining and Quarrying and Information and Technology?
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Trade contributed 17.20% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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Finance & Insurance contributed 3.30% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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GDP is now calculated along 46 sectors, up from 33 before the Rebasing exercise?
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NBS has released the 2014 Data Release Calendar?
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Information and Communication contributed 10.94% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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The Rebased GDP uses 2010 as base year?
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Other Service contributed 1.68% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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Other Services contributed 1.68% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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Real Estate contributed 8.02% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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Construction contributed 3.12% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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Tele-Communication and Information services contributed 8.69% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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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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Agriculture contributed 21.97% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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Quarrying and Other Minerals contributed 14.50% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
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Manufacturing contributed 6.83% to the Rebased Nominal GDP in 2013?
  • 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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  • Rebasing Nigeria‚Äôs Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

    NBS has completed nine sectoral surveys to be used as key inputs in the rebased GDP estimates: Transportation, Real Estate, Private Education, Construction, Hotels, Manufacturing, Mining, Private Health Services, and Business Services. Results from the surveys are currently undergoing internal validation after which external experts by sector are expected to join NBS for technical discussions on the survey results.

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  • Rebasing of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)


    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...

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  • General Household Survey (GHS) Panel Wave 2 Data Launch

    The National Bureau of Statistics  and The World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study Team presents NBS Work Program 2014/25 and General Household Survey (GHS) Panel Wave 2 data launch on the 23rd of January, 2014 at Rock View Hotel, Wuse 2, Abuja.

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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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  • GDP Rebasing

    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.

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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

March 2014 Consumer Price Index & Inflation - 15 April 2014, 2013 Air passenger Traffic (departures) - 24 April 2014, 2013 State Internally Generated Revenue - 24 April 2014, Q3 2013 Foreign Trade Estimates - 24 April 2014, Q2, Q3 & Q4 2013 Job Creation Survey - 28 April 2014, Q4 2013 Foreign Trade Estimate - 05 May 2014, April 2014 Consumer Price Index & Inflation - 15 May 2014, Annual 2013 & Q1 2014 Gross Domestic Product estimates (Production Approach) - 21 May 2014, 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.
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Key Indicators
**CPI MAR 2014: All**
Year-on-Year 7.8%
12 Month Avg. Chg8.2%
**CPI MAR 2014: Core**
12 Month Avg. Chg7.0%
**CPI MAR 2014: Food**
12 Month Avg. Chg9.5%
Poll Do you feel the Nigeria Statistical System has improved recently?
  • a.   Improved significantly  93.3%
  • b.   Improved moderately  4.11%
  • c.   Remains the same  1.66%
  • d.   Worse than previously  0.83%


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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