Markets Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2022
Currency 14.34 14.77 14.95 15.13 15.31 15.68

Overview Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) -13.80 9.4 4.5 3.6 4.3 5.3
Unemployment Rate (%) 24.70 24.4 24.4 23.8 23.8 23.8
Inflation Rate (%) 6.90 5.8 5.3 4.7 5.2 5
Interest Rate (%) 3.50 3.5 3.5 3.75 3.75 3.75
Balance of Trade (LSL Million) -3051.97 -2300 -2392 -2392 -2392 -2093
Current Account (LSL Million) -200.95 150 -200 -200 -200 -200
Current Account to GDP (% of GDP) -2.70 -9 -9 -15 -15 -15
Government Debt to GDP (% of GDP) 69.40 56 56 56 52 52
Government Budget (% of GDP) -2.80 -10 -10 -12.8 -12.8 -12.8
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 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) -13.80 9.4 4.5 3.6 4.3 5.3
GDP (USD Billion) 1.84 2 2 2.3 2.3 2.3
GDP per capita (USD) 1087.96 1370 1370 1370 1370 1470
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 2279.90 2450 2450 2450 2450 2700

Labour Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2022
Unemployment Rate (%) 24.70 24.4 24.4 23.8 23.8 23.8
Population (Million) 2.14 2.15 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.19

Prices Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2022
Inflation Rate (%) 6.90 5.8 5.3 4.7 5.2 5
Food Inflation (%) 10.60 10 8.5 8 6.7 7
Inflation Rate Mom (%) 0.50 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.3
CPI Transportation (points) 117.79 121 119 122 124 125

Money Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2022
Interest Rate (%) 3.50 3.5 3.5 3.75 3.75 3.75
Deposit Interest Rate (%) 3.53 3.53 2.6 3.53 3.78 3.78

Trade Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2022
Balance of Trade (LSL Million) -3051.97 -2300 -2392 -2392 -2392 -2093
Current Account (LSL Million) -200.95 150 -200 -200 -200 -200
Current Account to GDP (% of GDP) -2.70 -9 -9 -15 -15 -15
Exports (LSL Million) 4298.70 4300 4400 4400 4400 4400
Imports (LSL Million) 7350.67 6600 6600 6600 6600 6493

Government Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2022
Government Debt to GDP (% of GDP) 69.40 56 56 56 52 52
Government Budget (% of GDP) -2.80 -10 -10 -12.8 -12.8 -12.8
Military Expenditure (USD Million) 41.60 50 52 52 52 52

Taxes Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2022
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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