Markets Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2023
Currency 16.35 16.58 16.98 17.4 17.4 18.27

Overview Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2023
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 1.48 2.6 2.3 1.7 2 2.1
Unemployment Rate (%) 24.60 25 25 25 23.8 23
Inflation Rate (%) 7.80 7 6 5.3 5 4.3
Interest Rate (%) 4.75 5 5.25 5.5 5.5 5.75
Balance of Trade (LSL Million) -2661.30 -2200 -2200 -2200 -2200 -2093
Current Account (LSL Million) -521.70 -200 -200 -200 -200 -200
Current Account to GDP (% of GDP) -2.10 -12 -12 -12 -12 -10
Government Debt to GDP (% of GDP) 69.60 68 68 68 68 66
Government Budget (% of GDP) -2.80 -12.8 -12.8 -12.8 -12.8 -7
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 25.00 25 25 25 25 25
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 30.00 30 30 30 30 30

GDP Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2023
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 1.48 2.6 2.3 1.7 2 2.1
GDP (USD Billion) 1.84 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4
GDP per capita (USD) 967.23 1050 1050 1050 1050 1100
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 2279.90 2450 2700 2700 2700 2700

Labour Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2023
Unemployment Rate (%) 24.60 25 25 25 23.8 23
Population (Million) 2.14 2.17 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19

Prices Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2023
Inflation Rate (%) 7.80 7 6 5.3 5 4.3
Food Inflation (%) 7.20 7 6.5 6.3 6 6
CPI Transportation (points) 139.10 140 141 142 143 143
Inflation Rate Mom (%) 1.10 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3

Money Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2023
Interest Rate (%) 4.75 5 5.25 5.5 5.5 5.75
Deposit Interest Rate (%) 3.53 3.53 3.78 4.03 4.28 4.53

Trade Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2023
Balance of Trade (LSL Million) -2661.30 -2200 -2200 -2200 -2200 -2093
Current Account (LSL Million) -521.70 -200 -200 -200 -200 -200
Current Account to GDP (% of GDP) -2.10 -12 -12 -12 -12 -10
Imports (LSL Million) 6658.20 6600 6600 6600 6600 6493
Exports (LSL Million) 3996.90 4400 4400 4400 4400 4400

Government Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2023
Government Debt to GDP (% of GDP) 69.60 68 68 68 68 66
Government Budget (% of GDP) -2.80 -12.8 -12.8 -12.8 -12.8 -7
Military Expenditure (USD Million) 41.60 52 52 52 52 52

Taxes Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2023
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 25.00 25 25 25 25 25
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 30.00 30 30 30 30 30


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