Markets Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Currency 17.68 17.77 17.96 18.15 18.34 18.72

Overview Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 1.20 -4.5 -3.1 0.8 1 1.6
Unemployment Rate (%) 23.50 24.3 24.3 24.3 24.9 24.9
Inflation Rate (%) 4.00 4.3 4.7 5 4.8 5.2
Interest Rate (%) 5.25 5.25 5.25 5.25 5 5
Balance of Trade (LSL Million) -3234.50 -2443 -2100 -2247 -2300 -2093
Current Account (LSL Million) -730.40 100 -170 150 150 -200
Current Account to GDP (%) -0.30 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.3 1.3
Government Debt to GDP (%) 40.90 60 60 60 56 56
Government Budget (% of GDP) -3.70 -8 -8 -8 -5 -5
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 2021
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 1.20 -4.5 -3.1 0.8 1 1.6
GDP (USD Billion) 2.73 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.67 2.67
GDP per capita (USD) 1401.60 1470 1470 1470 1500 1500
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 2864.90 2951 2951 2951 2910 3096

Labour Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Unemployment Rate (%) 23.50 24.3 24.3 24.3 24.9 24.9
Population (Million) 2.13 2.14 2.14 2.15 2.15 2.17

Prices Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Inflation Rate (%) 4.00 4.3 4.7 5 4.8 5.2
Food Inflation (%) 5.20 5 6 6.2 6.3 7
Inflation Rate Mom (%) 0.20 0.4 0.7 0.8 0.6 1.2
CPI Transportation (points) 114.13 116 115 116 116 122

Money Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Interest Rate (%) 5.25 5.25 5.25 5.25 5 5
Deposit Interest Rate (%) 4.24 4.24 4.24 2.6 4.24 2.6

Trade Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Balance of Trade (LSL Million) -3234.50 -2443 -2100 -2247 -2300 -2093
Current Account (LSL Million) -730.40 100 -170 150 150 -200
Current Account to GDP (%) -0.30 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.3 1.3
Exports (LSL Million) 3420.90 4050 4500 4300 4300 4400
Imports (LSL Million) 6655.40 6493 6600 6600 6600 6493

Government Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Government Debt to GDP (%) 40.90 60 60 60 56 56
Government Budget (% of GDP) -3.70 -8 -8 -8 -5 -5
Military Expenditure (USD Million) 48.00 50 50 50 50 52

Taxes Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
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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