Markets Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2023
Currency 15.57 15.26 15.44 15.62 15.8 16.17

Overview Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2023
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 12.70 1.8 3 2.6 3 2.8
Unemployment Rate (%) 24.70 23.8 23.8 23.8 23.8 23
Inflation Rate (%) 5.40 5 4.8 4.5 4 4.3
Interest Rate (%) 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75
Balance of Trade (LSL Million) -2958.20 -2392 -2200 -2200 -2200 -2093
Current Account (LSL Million) 83.62 -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 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2023
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 12.70 1.8 3 2.6 3 2.8
GDP (USD Billion) 1.84 2 2 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 2450 2700 2700

Labour Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2023
Unemployment Rate (%) 24.70 23.8 23.8 23.8 23.8 23
Population (Million) 2.14 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.19 2.19

Prices Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2023
Inflation Rate (%) 5.40 5 4.8 4.5 4 4.3
Food Inflation (%) 7.60 7.3 6.7 7 6.5 6
CPI Transportation (points) 120.28 121 122 123 123 123
Inflation Rate Mom (%) 0.40 1 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2

Money Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2023
Interest Rate (%) 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75
Deposit Interest Rate (%) 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53

Trade Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2023
Balance of Trade (LSL Million) -2958.20 -2392 -2200 -2200 -2200 -2093
Current Account (LSL Million) 83.62 -200 -200 -200 -200 -200
Current Account to GDP (% of GDP) -2.10 -12 -12 -12 -12 -10
Imports (LSL Million) 6308.36 6600 6600 6600 6600 6493
Exports (LSL Million) 3350.16 4400 4400 4400 4400 4400

Government Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 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 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 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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