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Commencement of the 2016 Intercensal Demographic & Labor Force Survey (NID & LFS)

12 Oct 2016
The Statistician-General, together with the Namibian Police and other stakeholders announced the start of the 2016 Intercensal Demographic & Labor Force Survey.The survey, which is aimed at collecting information on socio-demographic characteristics of the population and Labour force, captures information on socio-economic characteristics of the population. The surveys, Intercensal Demographic & Labour Force, will......
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SG - Second quarter GDP 2016 recorded a decline of 1.2

27 Sep 2016
The real GDP for the second quarter of 2016 recorded a decline of 1.2 percent compared to a 7.0 percent growth registered in the corresponding quarter of 2015. The poor performance is mainly attributed to the construction, hotels and restaurants and mining and quarrying sectors that recorded declines of 19.9 percent, 15.5 percent and 13.2 percent......
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Committee for Spatial Data (CSD) approves terms of reference of the interagency Steering Executive Subcommittee (SEC) for the NSDI

13 Jul 2016
The Committee held its meeting on 28 June 2016 at the NSA Head Office. The Committee approved the terms of reference for the interagency steering executive subcommittee (SEC) which will be the vehicle for interagency coordination of the NSDI. Currently the NSA is busy formulating partnership agreements with NSDI stakeholder......
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The NSA and the NaCC signed the memorandum of Understanding

10 Jun 2016
The NSA and the NaCC signed the memorandum of Understanding today in Windhoek. Working together to achieve a common goal...
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Disability Report launched

31 May 2016
Namibia statistics agency today the 31 May 2016 launched the Disability Report. The report provides statistics on disabilities for evidence based planning and decision making process aimed at improving the livelihood of persons with disabilities in Namibia. Get the report Here...
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Signing of NSDI Memorandum Of Understanding

10 May 2016
The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), signs a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Land Reform, Ministry of Mines and Energy and Telecom Namibia Ltd, for the development of National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and to improve the production, sharing and use of spatial data....
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NSA launched the Cross Border Trade report

28 Apr 2016
The Namibia Statistics Agency conducted Informal Cross Border Trade Survey (ICBTS) in September 2015.this is the second ICBTS with the first one conducted in November 2014. NSA is therefore delighted to release the ICBTS report for the year 2015. Download here ---> ...
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Signing off the Memorandum of Understanding(MoU)

25 Feb 2016
Signing off the Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) between the Namibia Statistics Agency and the Shack Dwellers of Namibia and Namibia Housing Action Group took place today at Havana Informal Settlement....
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The Namibia Statistics Agency successfully hosted the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) ...

04 Feb 2016
The Namibia Statistics Agency successfully hosted the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Specifications Public Workshop on standards and procedures. The Workshop looked at the manner of capturing and publishing metadata and quality specifications for the purchase, capturing, collection and dissemination of spatial data amongst others. The workshop was held......
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Namibia Census of Agriculture 2013/2014 Communal Sector Released

02 Dec 2015
The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) and the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry (MAWF) released the Namibia Census of Agriculture 2013/2014 Communal Sector Results on the 25th of November 2015. The report shows very important information required for better planning and decision making and touches base on Food security......
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Africa Statistics Day Celebrated

23 Nov 2015
The day is memorialized annually in order to increase awareness about the important role that statistics play in all aspects of social and economic development on our continent. This awareness provides an opportunity to advocate for systematic and increased use of statistics for evidence-based decision making, with a view to enhance the relevance of statistics......
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Quartely Trade Statistics and Inflation Update - October release

12 Nov 2015
Trade deficits widens in the 3rd quarter, whilst inflation increases slightly.find out more. download the publications....
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NSDI Strategy and Action Plan Released

04 Nov 2015
Statistics Act No. 9 of 2011 requests for the establishment of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure to act as the national technical and institutional framework to facilitate the capture, management, maintenance, intergration, distribution and use of spatial data ...More...
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Population Projection 2014

03 Nov 2015
Population Projection 2014...
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Second Quarter GDP 2015 - ERRATA ISSUE

03 Nov 2015
The Namibia Statistics Agency hereby issues an errata on the estimates of value added for Wholesale and retail trade, GDP at market prices and GDP growth rate issued in the 2nd Quarter GDP 2015 Publication.We would like to ensure our esteemed data users that the error was not as a result of wrong data used but an error in the linkages within the system used to calculate the quarterly....
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Second Quarter GDP 2015 - ERRATA ISSUE

03 Nov 2015
The Namibia Statistics Agency hereby issues an errata on the estimates of value added for Wholesale and retail trade, GDP at market prices and GDP growth rate issued in the 2nd Quarter GDP 2015 Publication.We would like to ensure our esteemed data users that the error was not as a result of wrong data used but an error in the linkages within the system used to calculate the quarterly....
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Annual Trade Statistics Bulletin 2014 Released

20 May 2015
The Namibia Statistics Agency has released the Annual Trade Statistics Bulletin 2014. The trade deadline widened in 2014 as Namibia continues to import more than it exports....
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50 Vehicles to the NSA fleet system

23 Apr 2015
The Namibia Statistics Agency acquired a fleet of 50 new vehicles. These cars will be used as enablers to ensure that the NSA will reach each and every corner of the Republic of Namibia in order to collect all statistics as required’....
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NCPI March 2015 Out

15 Apr 2015
The annual rate of inflation for March 2015 sowed down to 3.4 per cent from 3.6 per cent a month earlier. The drop mainly resulted from Transport inflation which decreased to 3.7 per cent during the month under review as compared to 7.4 per cent recorded in the same period last year. ...
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Population Projection Launched

03 Oct 2014
These projections provide us with estimates of our population patterns for the next 30 years. For example, as per the estimates, our population will be around 2.96 million in 2030 and 3.44 million in 2041. The rural / urban dynamics are also projected to change. Currently we have much more......
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NSA, NCRST signed a Memorandum of understanding

12 Aug 2014
Memorandum of Understanding to set out the respective areas of responsibilities between the Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (RSTI) and the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA).The Memorandum provides a framework for the NCRST and NSA to agree on mutual areas of Research, Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation including commissioning the......
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Launch of Fertility and Mortality Reports

30 Jul 2014
Madam Penehupifo Pohamba, the First Lady of the Republic of Namibia, has launched the Fertility and Mortality Reports of the Namibia Statistics Agency. Both reports provide us with a better understanding of fertility and mortality situation in the Namibia and are useful estimating whether the population is able to reproduce......
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NSA Releases Annual Report 2013/14

20 Jun 2014
The Namibia Statistics Agency has released its Annual Report for the year 2013/14. The Annual Report has been presented to the Hon Tom Alweendo by the NSA Board Chairperson Mr. Paul Hartmann in the presence of the Statistician-General Dr. John Steyler...
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Inflation went slightly up - Statistician General

12 Jun 2014
Namibia Statistics Agency officially releasing the 1st Quarter GDP as well as the monthly NCPI and Trade Statistics. During the first quarter the Namibian economy expanded by 1.6 per cent. Inflation accelerated to 6.1 per cent and the external trade deficit is estimated to have narrowed to N$ 2.2 billion....
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The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) updating the nation on the Census of Agriculture.

04 Jun 2014
The Namibia Statistics Agency updating the nation on the progress of the Census of Agriculture. The first phase of listing, interviewing and demarcating plots in households has been completed. Currently fieldworkers are busy with the second phase which includes collecting the yield estimation information.’ The commercial agricultural survey is scheduled......
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The 2013 Labour Force Survey //Karas Fieldwork team paying courtesy calls on the Governor and (CRO) Chief Regional Officer's office

27 May 2014
The 2013 Labour Force Survey //Karas Fieldwork team paying courtesy calls on the Governor and Chief Regional Officer's office.The team was informed to take thier duties serious, to drive safely, not to drink and drive and to do an exxcellent job.The governor and the CRO indicated that the field......
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National Accounts Rebased

27 May 2014
The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) Statistician General Dr. John Steytler, announced the release of the rebased National Accounts.The publication contains time series of main National Accounts aggregates for both current and constant prices....
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Namibia Statistics Agency launched comprehensive Regional Profiles

16 Apr 2014
Namibia Statistics Agency launched comprehensive Regional Profiles today. The regional profiles contain up to date information with regards to our regions and constituencies. The regional profiles were launched by the Hon Deputy Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development in the presence of most Governors of Namibia...
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NSA at Economic Association of Namibia's(EAN) year Review.

05 Dec 2013
The SG presenting on the labour force 2012 during the EAN year review. full story comming soon......
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The Namibia Statistics Agency publishing the rebased consumer price index

12 Nov 2013
The Namibia Statistics Agency publishing the rebased consumer price index. This index provides a better presentation of the spending patterns of our citizens and their experience of inflation. The new CPI weights, introduced in the December 2012 index, are derived primarily from the Namibia Statistics Agency’s 2009/10 Household Income and......
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Nampol and City Police in support of the LFS 2013

09 Oct 2013
The Namibia Statistics Agency, together with the Namibian Police and City Police, holding a press conference urging the nation to support and cooperate with the interviewers of the 2013 Annual Labour Force Survey. The Police reminded the public that participating in the Annual Labour Force Survey is mandatory and refusal......
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Members of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) , CountrySTAT and SADC paying a courtesy call to the Namibia Statistics Agency

25 Sep 2013
Members of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and SADC paying a courtesy call to the Namibia Statistics Agency. FAO in conjunction with SADC is currently conducting a regional administrator-training workshop for CountrySTAT Members in Namibia from.During their visit to the NSA they invited and encouraged Namibia to become a......
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FOA Training/ Country Stat has kicked off today.

23 Sep 2013
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are organizing a five-day regional CountrySTAT training for SADC member states. The event is taking place from 23-27 September 2013 in the premises of the Safari Hotels Conference Centre in Windhoek, Namibia. The purpose of......
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