Markets Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
Currency 15.79 16.41 16.81 17.22 17.65 18.52

Overview Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 1.48 1.4 2.6 2.3 1.7 2.1
Unemployment Rate (%) 24.60 23.8 23.8 23.8 23.8 23
Inflation Rate (%) 7.80 8 7 6 5.3 4.3
Interest Rate (%) 4.75 4.75 5 5.25 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 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 1.48 1.4 2.6 2.3 1.7 2.1
GDP (USD Billion) 1.84 2 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 2450 2700 2700 2700

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

Prices Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2023
Inflation Rate (%) 7.80 8 7 6 5.3 4.3
Food Inflation (%) 7.20 7.8 7 6.5 6.3 6
CPI Transportation (points) 139.10 140 141 142 143 143
Inflation Rate Mom (%) 1.10 1 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.3

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

Trade Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 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 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 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 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 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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