Markets Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Currency 1.00 1 1 1 1 1

Overview Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) -14.80 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 4
Unemployment Rate (%) 9.50 12 12 12 12 11
Inflation Rate (%) -0.74 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.1
Interest Rate (%) 4.00 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 4
Balance of Trade (BSD Million) -540.50 -630 -585 -585 -630 -615
Current Account (BSD Million) -843.20 -150 -210 -220 -250 -310
Current Account to GDP (%) 0.60 -10 -10 -10 -10 -11
Government Debt to GDP (%) 66.80 70 70 70 70 70
Government Budget (% of GDP) -1.70 -5.5 -5.5 -5.5 -5.5 -4.5
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 0.00 0 0 0 0 0

GDP Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) -14.80 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 4
GDP (USD Billion) 12.83 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.8
GDP per capita (USD) 27477.96 27200 27200 27200 27200 27300
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 35782.80 34000 34000 34000 34000 34600

Labour Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Unemployment Rate (%) 9.50 12 12 12 12 11
Population (Million) 0.38 0.41 0.41 0.41 0.42 0.43

Prices Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Inflation Rate (%) -0.74 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.1
Inflation Rate Mom (%) 0.50 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
Consumer Price Index CPI (points) 108.80 111 109 109 114 114

Money Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Interest Rate (%) 4.00 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 4
Deposit Interest Rate (%) 0.45 0.59 0.09 0.09 1.24 0.09
Foreign Exchange Reserves (BSD Million) 2380.60 1980 1980 1980 1980 1980

Trade Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Balance of Trade (BSD Million) -540.50 -630 -585 -585 -630 -615
Current Account (BSD Million) -843.20 -150 -210 -220 -250 -310
Current Account to GDP (%) 0.60 -10 -10 -10 -10 -11
Imports (BSD Million) 652.90 750 750 750 790 787
Exports (BSD Million ) 112.40 165 165 165 175 180
Tourist Arrivals (Thousand) 23.40 95 115 150 200 500

Government Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Government Debt to GDP (%) 66.80 70 70 70 70 70
Government Budget (% of GDP) -1.70 -5.5 -5.5 -5.5 -5.5 -4.5

Taxes Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Social Security Rate (%) 9.80 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8
Social Security Rate For Companies (%) 5.90 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9
Social Security Rate For Employees (%) 3.90 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9
Sales Tax Rate (%) 12.00 12 12 12 12 12

Consumer Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Bank Lending Rate (%) 9.69 10.38 9.88 9.88 11.05 9.88

Housing Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Building Permits (Units) 267.00 320 350 380 380 380


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