Presentation on theme: "MANUFACTURING STATISTICS IN LESOTHO 04-07 MAY 2009 LUSAKA, ZAMBIA Prepared by TšepisoThabane."— Presentation transcript:
MANUFACTURING STATISTICS IN LESOTHO 04-07 MAY 2009 LUSAKA, ZAMBIA Prepared by TšepisoThabane
Outline Introduction BOS Structure Coverage (size of enterprise) Instruments of data collection Periodicity of data collection Data items Problems in data collection Problems in compilation Dissemination
Introduction Statistics Act of 2001 provides a legal framework for manufacturing statistics in Lesotho. Bureau of Statistics is mandated to collect, analyze and disseminate manufacturing statistics. Manufacturing statistics give indication of the performance of manufacturing sector in Lesotho.
BOS Structure DIRECTOR ECONOMICS BUSINESS REGISTER CPI TRANSPORT FOREIGN TRADE NATIONAL ACCOUNTS WHOLESALE & RETAIL TRADE MANUFACTURING ITPD AGRICULTURE FIELD ORG DEMOGRAPHY
Coverage Size of enterprise Small: 10-19 persons employed Medium: 20-49 persons employed Large: 50+ persons employed Type of industry Food & Beverages Textile & Clothing Leather & Footwear Other manufacturing (furniture & printing, chemical & non chemical products etc)
Instruments of data collection A three-paged questionnaire is used to collect data Methods of data collection include Emailing questionnaires Hand delivery
Periodicity Data collection is done quarterly. Questionnaires are distributed during the 1 st week following the last day of the quarter. Collection of questionnaires is normally done from the third week.
Data items Employment (males and females) Wages & salaries Sales value Exports (quantities and value) Production
Problems in data collection Transport problems especially outside Maseru Reluctance/refusal of some officers to fill the questionnaire
Contribution to GDP At current prices 2005: 16.9% 2006: 16.9% 2007: 17.1%
Compilation problems Tendency of firms to produce different items during different quarters (inconsistencies in units of measurement) Imputations for missing responses from establishments that normally respond.
Recent trends in Manufacturing Downward trend in employment due to closure of firms
Users of Manufacturing statistics Researchers New Investors Planners
Dissemination of 'Performance of Manufacturing Sector in Lesotho’ Library – hard copies of reports sold to individuals – reports distributed to all organizations in the mailing list Website – www.bos.gov.lswww.bos.gov.ls Per request (thru email)