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

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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

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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 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 …

Annual Unemployment Stats For 2016

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Barbados’ unemployment rate for 2016 stood at 9.7 per cent, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points from the 11.3 per cent recorded at the end of 2015. This is according to statistics derived from the Barbados Statistical Service’s Continuous Household Labour Force Survey, which indicated that the unemployment rate among males stood at 9.3 per cent and 10.1 per cent …

Unemployment Rates – Oct. – Dec. 2016

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The rate of unemployment for October to December 2016 stood at 9.0 per cent. This was a decrease of 1.2 percentage points from the rate of 10.2 per cent recorded for the same period in 2015. Statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey produced by the Barbados Statistical Service indicated that the unemployment rate among males stood at …

Provisional IIP For February 2017

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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 0.7 per cent in February 2017, when compared to the previous month. This is according to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, which showed that the decrease in the index was due to a decline in Electricity, Gas and Water of 10.4 per cent. Meanwhile, there were increases in Manufacturing of …

Provisional IIP For January 2017

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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 10.7 per cent in January 2017 when compared to the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, the decrease in the index was due to the decline in Manufacturing of 16.2 per cent and Electricity, Gas and Water of 2.7 per cent. Meanwhile, there was an increase in …

Retail Price Index December 2016

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The retail price index for December 2016 decreased by 0.3 per cent in comparison with November 2016, moving from 173.2 to 172.6 index points. Among the major groups, food and non-alcoholic beverages decreased by 0.1 of a point or 0.0 per cent; alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics decreased by 1.1 point or 0.6 per cent; housing, water, electricity, gas and other …

Industrial Production Index – Dec. 2016

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Based on data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) increased by 0.1 per cent in December 2016, when compared with the previous month. The increase was due to the growth in mining and quarrying of 22.8 per cent, and electricity, gas and water of 0.9 per cent. The manufacturing group fell by 1.2 per …