NBS to release 179 reports on economy in 2018

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) at the weekend disclosed that data for no fewer than 179 reports on different sectors of the economy this year is ready.

According to the 2018 tentative data release calendar posted on the bureau’s Website, the NBS is expected to release 40 data in the first quarter.

According to the calendar, the bureau would release data on consumer price index and inflation, price watch on diesel, petrol and kerosene.

Other items on the calendar are telecommunications data, monthly Federal Account Allocation Committee disbursements, gross domestic products and foreign trade merchandise.

Road transport data, exportable crops survey, prison statistics, pension asset and membership data, annual postal service data and food security survey report are also listed.

The bureau is expected to release 51 data in the second quarter.

The data will focus mainly on statistics on immigration, pension asset and membership, job creation, smart nutrition survey and labour force as well as capital importation report.

It would also focus on air transportation data in addition to petroleum products data and inflation reports.

In the third quarter, the bureau would release 46 data ranging from socio-economic survey, social statistics, road transport, rail transportation data, and solid minerals and mining sector survey.

In addition, the bureau would release manufacturing sector survey report; transport and storage sector survey, and creative industries sector survey reports.

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