Quality Statistics Key To Any Country

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Quality statistics have been described as the catalyst for the development of any country. Senior Director, Caribbean Regional Programme, at the High Commission of Canada in Barbados, Benoit-Pierre Laramée, expressed this view on Wednesday evening, during the closing ceremony for the three-day PRASC/CARICAD/CLP regional workshop for leaders in national statistical offices, at Accra Beach Resort. Mr. Laramée said it was …

Export Thrust Must Start At Company Level

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“The virtues of exporting, though wrapped up in the macro level, must be nurtured at the micro level.” This was underscored yesterday by Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin, as he addressed the graduation ceremony for representatives of 16 companies, who participated in the 2018 edition of the Export-Readiness Programme (ERP) held by the Barbados Investment and Development …

Labour Force Sample Survey Being Conducted

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The public is advised that the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) is currently conducting a Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey in several areas throughout the island. The survey is now in its third quarter for 2018, and field officers are collecting data from selected households. Members of the public are reminded that the officers are carrying photo identification cards, but if …

Unemployment Statistics For The Quarter January To March 2018

bgis Ministry News

The rate of unemployment for January to March 2018 stood at 9.7 per cent, an increase of 0.3 percentage points from the rate of 9.4 per cent recorded for the same period in 2017. The unemployment rate among males stood at 8.4 per cent and 11.0 per cent among females. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, in …

Index of Retail Prices For May 2018

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The Index of Retail Prices for May 2018 stood at 182.3 points, representing an overall increase of 0.1 per cent from the 181.6 points recorded the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, several indices increased throughout the month in comparison to the reported figures for April. These include: Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance …

Index Of Retail Prices For April 2018

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The Index of Retail Prices for April 2018 stood at 181.6 points, representing a decrease of 1.1 per cent when compared to the 183.6 points recorded the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded in Clothing and Footwear by 1.0 per cent; Health by 0.05 per cent; Recreation and Culture by 1.6 per …

Index Of Retail Prices For February 2018

bgis Ministry News

The Index of Retail Prices for February 2018 stood at 184.6 points, representing an increase of 0.7 per cent, when compared to the 183.4 points recorded the previous month. According to the data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded in Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels by 2.8 per cent; Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household …

Index Of Retail Prices For March 2018

bgis Ministry News

The Index of Retail Prices for March 2018 stood at 183.6 points, representing a decrease of 0.5 per cent when compared to the 184.6 points recorded the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded in Transport by 3.3 per cent and Restaurants and Hotels by 0.6 per cent. Declines were recorded for Food …

Annual Gross Domestic Product By Industry

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Annual Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Current & Constant Prices 2006-2017 (Base Year – 2010=100) Overview The Barbados Statistical Service has revised its annual current price Gross Domestic Product (GDP) series by industry and also produced a constant price GDP series by industry for the period 2006 to 2017. This work has been done with the assistance of the …

Unemployment Statistics For 2017

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The rate of unemployment for 2017 stood at 10.0 percent, an increase of 0.3 percentage points from the rate of 9.7 per cent recorded at the end of 2016. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey indicated that the unemployment rate among males stood at 9.8 percent and 10.1 …