Retail Price Index August 2017

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The Retail Price Index for August 2017 increased by 1.7 per cent in comparison to July 2017, moving from 176.5 to 179.5 points. According to the Barbados Statistical Service, among the major groups, food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 5.5 points or 2.4 per cent; alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics increased by 5.7 points or 2.9 per cent; and clothing …

BSS: Cooperate With Survey Interviewers

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Businesses and householders are being urged to cooperate fully with interviewers who are collecting data for the development of national statistics. This reminder has come from Director of the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS), Aubrey Browne, who said that for statistics from any survey to be reliable and accurate, a good response was required from the targeted population. Mr. Browne continued: …

Several Activities For Statistics Week

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The importance of statistics to a country and its people will soon be highlighted when the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) hosts Statistics Week. Improving the Lives of People – Advancing the Action Plan for Statistics in CARICOM, is the theme of the week, which starts on Caribbean Statistics Day on Sunday, October 15, with a service at the Better Life …

Index Of Retail Prices For April 2017

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The Index of Retail Prices for April 2017 stood at 171.0 points, representing a decline of 1.1 per cent when compared to the 172.9 points recorded the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded for Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco and Narcotics by 0.5 per cent; Health by 0.1 per cent; Transport by 1.1 per …

Index Of Retail Prices For March 2017

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The Index of Retail Prices for March 2017 stood at 172.9 points, representing a decline of 0.3 per cent when compared to the 173.5 points recorded the previous month. According to the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded for Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance by 3.6 per cent; Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels by 2.2 per …

Provisional IIP For June 2017

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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 2.2 per cent in    June 2017 when compared to the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, this decline in the index was due to the decrease in Mining and Quarrying of 19 per cent and Electricity, Gas and Water of 5.3 per cent. The index for Manufacturing …

Index of Retail Prices – February 2017

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The Index of Retail Prices for February 2017 stood at 171.7 points, representing a decline of 0.1 per cent when compared to the 172.5 points recorded the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded for Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels by 2.2 per cent; Health by 0.3 per cent; Transport by …

Provisional IP Index For May 2017

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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) increased by 7.7 per cent in May 2017 when compared with the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, the rise in the index was due to the increase in Electricity, Gas and Water of 5.4 per cent; Manufacturing of 8.4 per cent and Mining and Quarrying of 21.1 per …

Index Of Retail Prices – January 2017

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The Index of Retail Prices for January stood at 172.5 points, representing a decline of 0.1 per cent when compared to the 172.6 points recorded in December 2016. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded for Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages by 0.3 per cent; Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco and Narcotics by 2.0 per cent; Housing, Water, …

Provisional IIP For April 2017

bgis Ministry News

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 8.0 per cent in April 2017 when compared with the previous month. The decrease in the index was due to the decrease in Electricity, Gas and Water of 2.3 per cent; Manufacturing of 10.5 per cent; and Mining and Quarrying of 22.1 per cent. Based on data produced by the Barbados Statistical …