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2018: Raising the Bar in Data Production, Data Quality and Statistical Advocacy – NBS

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018 08:45AM/ NBS

As yet another year rolls by, it is pertinent to reflect on how far we have come in raising the standard of data production in Nigeria, while increasing awareness about its usefulness for policy and business decision making. The year 2017 witnessed a considerable uptick in activities at the National Bureau of Statistics, driven in large part by an ever-growing demand for more – and better- data by governments, businesses and citizens. 

As 2018 beckons, it is clear that we are unlikely to see a slowdown in such demand, and I am pleased to affirm that NBS is ready, willing and able to rise to the occasion again this year. No doubt, 2017 was a remarkable year. A total of 198 reports were released, an increase of 85% over 2016. 

With the country’s emergence from economic recession in the second quarter came greater demand for data by policymakers and business leaders seeking to identify how to sustain the recovery, implement policies, prioritise programmes and ensure that the Nigerian economy gets on a more sustainable path of inclusive growth. 

Concerned citizens, eager to witness immediate changes in their socio-economic circumstances, also paid closer attention to statistical reports. As a result, the Second Quarter 2017 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Report ranked as one with the most downloads (relative to its release date), followed by the National Survey on Corruption Perception, each with over 5000 downloads within 120 days months of their release. My personal engagement with a vastly diverse sample of our clients convinces me of the growing appreciation for Nigeria’s official statistics. Yet, we can - and must - do better. 

In 2018, NBS is committed to surpassing these milestones. As seen on our revised data release calendar, 176 reports are already planned. As usual, they will be accompanied by clear, informative infographic materials, and disseminated widely across all our social media platforms. 

We remain committed to quality improvement across all our service delivery channels, in order to continually justify our multiple awards in 2017, which included Public Service Excellence Award (BusinessDay Newspapers), Special Institution of the Year (Finance Correspondents Association), Public Sector Institution of the Year (Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry), Public Sector Star Website Award (Nigeria Internet Registration Association), SERVICOM Commendation, and the Federal Government’s National Productivity Order of Merit Award. 

It is our desire to earn each day the trust, respect and confidence that has been accorded the Bureau’s work, despite pressing resource constraints. As ever, the Bureau will remain steadfast in guarding its professional and operational independence granted by the Statistics Act (2007), especially as the political climate builds up. 

Every effort will be made to provide adequate explanations and context for data releases, and prioritise statistical advocacy efforts to limit, as much as practicable, the misuse of data. We acknowledge the support of our government and institutional partners towards improving the availability and quality of official statistics, and hope that 2018 will be a year of better statistical funding, both at the federal level and to State Statistical Agencies (SSAs). 

The importance of statistical data for identifying development priorities and shaping public policy should not be subject to vagaries of the socio-economic or political climate. Rather, leaders must continually emphasise and utilise evidence-based approaches, whether in policy or business. 

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 country, or take advantage of the next big business opportunity in this resilient economy. 

We are confident that the year will bring numerous opportunities for us to effectively support policymakers and look forward to another fulfilling year for us at the Bureau, our partners and data users. 

Best wishes in 2018!
Dr. Yemi Kale 

 Proshare Nigeria Pvt. Ltd.

2017 NBS Reports

 Q4 2017

  1. FAAC Disburses N532.76bn in November 2017 - NBS
  2. Unemployment Rate Rises to 18.8% in Q3 2017 from 16.2% in Q2 2017
  3. Average Intercity Bus Fare Increased by 14.78% MoM in November 2017
  4. Average Price of 1kg of Tomato Increased by 8.09% YoY in November 2017
  5. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas – November 2017
  6. Headline Inflation Drops to 15.90% in November 2017; 0.01% Lower Than 15.91% October Rate
  7. Banking Sector Records 213.69m Volume of Transactions in Q3 2017 - NBS
  8. Nigeria’s Merchandise Trade Grew Marginally Q-on-Q But Significantly Y-on-Y in Q3 2017
  9. 2,478 Road Traffic Crashes Recorded in Q3 2017 - NBS
  10. States Generate N149.45bn as IGR in Q3 2017 - NBS
  11. Total Value of Capital Imported into Nigeria in Q3 2017 Estimated at $4,145.1m - NBS
  12. FAAC Disburses N558.08bn in October 2017 -NBS
  13. GDP Grew by 1.40% in Q3’17 from 0.72% in Q2’17; 2nd Consecutive Quarter of Positive Growth
  14. Average Motorcycle Fare per Drop Increased by 4.52% YoY in October 2017
  15. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas – October 2017
  16. Headline Inflation Drops to 15.91% in October 2017, 0.07% Lower Than 15.98% September Rate
  17. Average Price of 1kg of Yam Tuber Increased by 10.22% YoY in October 20
  18. 596,792 Passengers Travelled Via the Rail System in Q2 2017 - NBS
  19. 7.71m Workers Are Registered Under the Pension Scheme as at Q3 2017 - NBS
  20. Daily Energy Generation Attained a Peak of 3,880MW in Q3 2017 - NBS
  21. FAAC Disburses N637.70bn in September 2017 - NBS
  22. GDP by Income and Expenditure Approach – Basic Price GDP Declined by 1.73% Real Term in Q4’16
  23. N246.30bn Generated as VAT in Q2 2017 - NBS
  24. Lagos State Has 7,396 Prison Inmates Population in 2016 - NBS
  25. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas - September 2017
  26. Average Air Fare Increased by 31.31% YoY in September 2017
  27. Average Price of 1kg of Yam Tuber Increased by 28.65% YoY in September 2017
  28. CPI Drops to 15.98% in Sept 2017, 0.03% Lower Than 16.01% August Rate
  29. Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016-17
  30. Pension Fund Asset under Management as at 31 December 2016 stood at N6,164.76bn - NBS
  31. 835.58m Crude Oil Processed from 1997 to 2014
  32. N701.85bn Gross Revenue Generated in July 2017

Q3 2017

  1. FAAC Disburses N467.85bn in August 2017 - NBS
  2. Lagos Accounted for 74.8% of International Passenger Traffic in Q2 2017
  3. Lagos State Has the Highest Foreign and Domestic Debts as at June 2017
  4. CPI Drops to 16.01% in August 2017, 0.04% Lower Than 16.05% July Rate
  5. Average Air Fare Increased by 32.75% YoY in August 2017
  6. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas - August 2017
  7. Average Price of 1kg of Yam Tuber Increased by 53.98% YoY in August 2017
  8. Nigeria’s Merchandise Trade Grew Marginally QoQ but Significantly YoY in Q2 2017
  9. 2,287 Drug Abuse Convictions Secured in 2016 - NBS
  10. Average Price of 1kg of Tomato Increased YoY by 15.65% in July 2017 - NBS
  11. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas - July 2017
  12. Average Intercity Fare Increased YoY by 27.49% in July 2017 - NBS
  13. CPI Drops to 16.05% in July 2017, 0.05% Lower Than 16.10% June Rate
  14. Total Value of Capital Imported into Nigeria in Q2 2017 Estimated at $1,792.3m - NBS
  15. FAAC Disburses N652.23bn in July 2017 - NBS
  16. Active Voice Subscribers Dropped by 6.67% in Q2 2017 – NBS
  17. Banking Sector Records 327.37m Volume of Transactions in Q2 2017 - NBS
  18. 870,397 Candidates Sat for NECO in June and July 2016
  19. 3,457 Nigerians Repatriated from Abroad in 2016 – NBS
  20. Corruption in Nigeria - Bribery as Experienced by the Population
  21. Nigeria Produced 656.8m Barrels of Crude Oil in 2016
  22. 2,503 Road Traffic Crashes Recorded in Q2 2017 - NBS
  23. Daily Energy Generation Attained a Peak of 4,079MW in Q2 2017 - NBS
  24. 7.59m Nigerians Are Registered Under the National Pension Scheme as at Q2’17 - NBS
  25. FAAC Disburses N462.36bn in June 2017 - NBS
  26. NBS Annual Abstract of Statistics 2016
  27. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas Price Watch - June 2017
  28. Average Intercity Transport Fare Decreases to N1,559.68 in Jun’17 from N1,565 in May’17
  29. Average Price Of 1kg Of Yam Tuber Increased YoY by 32.84% in June 2017 -NBS
  30. CPI Drops to 16.10% in June 2017, 0.15% Lower Than 16.25% May Rate


Q2 2017

  1. FAAC Disburses N418.82bn in May 2017 - NBS
  2. GDP By Income and Expenditure Approach – Basic Price GDP Declines by 2.3% in Q3’16 - NBS
  3. Average Price Watch of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas - May 2017
  4. Average Intercity Transport Fare Decreases to N1,5865. in May’17 from N1,587.04 in Apr’17
  5. Average Price Of 1kg Of Yam Tuber Increased YoY by 52.69% in May 2017 - NBS
  6. CPI Drops to 16.25% in May 2017, 0.99% Lower Than 17.24% April Rate
  7. N204.77bn Generated as VAT in Q1 2017 - NBS
  8. 125,790 Cases of Reported Offences Recorded in 2016 - NBS
  9. Labour Productivity Rose to N684.43 in 2016 - NBS
  10. Merchandise Trade Grew By 0.1% - Positive Trade Balance Due to Rising Exports & Falling Imports
  11. Unemployment Rate Rises to 14.2% in Q4’16 from 13.9% in Q3’16 - NBS
  12. Lagos Airport Accounted for 76.5% of International Passengers in Q1 2017 - NBS
  13. FAAC Disburses N496.39bn in April 2017 - NBS
  14. Banking Sector Records 304.31 mln Volume of Transaction in Q1 2017 - NBS
  15. Total Value of Capital Imported into Nigeria in Q1 2017 Estimated at $908.27m - NBS
  16. GDP Contracts by -0.52% in Q1’17 from -1.73% in Q4’16; 5th Consecutive Quarter of Contraction
  17. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas Price Watch – April 2017
  18. Average Intercity Transport Fare Increases to N1,587.04 in Apr’17 from N1,466.46 in Mar’17
  19. Average Prices of 1kg of Yam Tubber Increased by 42.45% YoY in April 2017
  20. CPI Drops to 17.24% in April 2017, 0.02% Lower Than 17.26% March Rate
  21. Lagos, Rivers Top IGR for Full Year 2016
  22. Telecoms Subscribers Dropped by 1.33% in Q1 2017 - NBS
  23. Nigeria Imports 4.05bn Litres of PMS in Q1 2017 - NBS
  24. Lagos State has the highest domestic and foreign debt profile in 2016 - NBS
  25. 2,556 Road Traffic Crashes Recorded in Q1 2017 - NBS
  26. FAAC Disburses N466.93bn in March 2017
  27. Daily Energy Generation Attained a Peak of 5,846 MW in Q1 2017 - NBS
  28. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas Price Watch - March 2017
  29. Average Intercity Transport Fare Increases to N1,466.46 in Mar’17 from N1,411.87 in Feb’17
  30. Average Prices of 1kg of Yam Tubber Increased by 63.4% YoY in March 2017
  31. CPI Drops to 17.26% in March 2017, 0.52% Lower Than 17.78% February Rate
  32. 7.49m Nigerians Are Registered Under the National Pension Scheme As At Q1 2017 - NBS
  33. Lagos Airport Accounted for 69.1% of International Passengers in 2016 - NBS

 
Q1 2017

  1. 11,363 Road Traffic Crashes Recorded in 2016 - NBS
  2. FAAC Disburses N514.15bn in February 2017
  3. FAAC Disburses N430.16bn in January 2017
  4. Average Intercity Transport Fare Decreases to N1,411.87 in Feb’17 from N1430.63 in Jan’17
  5. Average Price of 1kg of Rice Increased by 68% YoY in February 2017
  6. Average Prices of PMS, AGO, HHK and Cooking Gas Price Watch - February 2017
  7. CPI Drops to 17.78% in February 2017, 0.94% Lower Than 18.72% January Rate
  8. Nigeria Produced 43.49m Tons of Solid Minerals in 2016 - NBS
  9. NIPOST Generates N8.84bn Revenue in 2016 - NBS
  10. Q4 2016 Merchandise Trade Intensity - Total Trade Grows by 6.5% in 2016
  11. Merchandise Trade Grows in Q4 2016 - Records First Quarterly Positive Trade Balance Since Q4 2015
  12. GDP Contracts by -1.30% in Q4 and -1.51% for Full Year 2016; Is Nigeria on Its Way Out of Recession?
  13. JAMB Received 11.7m Applications Between 2010 and 2016
  14. Average Kerosene Price Increases to N433.84 in Jan'17 from N231.85 in Dec'16
  15. Average Intracity Transport Fare Increases to N122 in Jan'17 from N84.29 in Dec'16
  16. Average Cooking Gas Price Increases to N2,567.56 in Jan’17 from N2,002.16 in Dec’16
  17. Average Diesel Price Increases to N240.52 in Jan’17 from N196.20 in Dec’16
  18. Average Petrol Price Increases to N148.7 in Jan'17 from N146.7 in Dec'16
  19. CPI Rises to 18.72% in January 2017, 0.17% Higher Than 18.55% December 2016 Rate
  20. GENCOs Issued Total Invoice of N331bn to DISCOs in 2016
  21. Nigeria Produced 5.79 mln Tonnes of Fish Between 2010 and 2015
  22. 4,296 Applications Were Received by NAFDAC for New Products Registration in 2016 - NBS
  23. 19,833 Vessels Berthed At Nigerian Ports Between 2013 and 2016 - NBS
  24. Total Value of Capital Imported into Nigeria in Q4 2016 Estimated at $1,548.88mln - NBS
  25. Telecoms Sector Contributes N1,399bn to GDP in Q3 2016 - NBS
  26. FAAC Disburses N426.88bn in December 2016 - NBS
  27. Banking Sector Records 910.18m Volume of Transaction in 2016 on Electronic Payment Channels - NBS
  28. Daily Energy Generation Attained a Peak of 3,859.59MW in Q4 2016 - NBS
  29. 10.8% of Nigeria's Total Working Population Are Registered Under The National Pension Scheme - NBS
  30. Nigeria Imports 4.83 bn Litres of PMS in Q4 2016 - NBS
  31. 72.53% of Nigeria’s Prison Population in 2015 were Un-sentenced - NBS
  32. Lagos, Ogun Top IGR for H1 2016
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