A combined team of the Somalia Directorate of National Statistics and the Central Bank of Somalia recently visited the Secretariat to learn more about the COMESA Statistics Strategy and give an update on the Somalia Statistical System. The engagement of these key stakeholders of the Somalia statistical system by COMESA Secretariat is an important component of the process of Somalia’s integration into the COMESA community. The team had an opportunity to meet the COMESA Secretary General, Ms.Chileshe Kapwepwe, who reiterated COMESA’s commitment to developing statistics that are essential to monitoring the COMESA market. Besides the consultations with the COMESA Statistics Department, the team were also briefed on COMESA programs by the Divisions of Trade, Customs and Monetary Affairs, Legal and Institutional Affairs. COMESA Secretariat will assist Somalia build its national capacity to respond to regional statistical demands. As a new Member state, the COMESA Treaty provisions expect Somalia to cooperate in the provision of statistics that are aggregated to provide a comprehensive regional picture....

  The monthly change, September 2019 compared to August 2019, was an increase of 0.57 percent. This is compared to a monthly decrease of -0.81 percent in the previous month of August 2019. There were no significant monthly price increases during the month of September. [wpdatatable id=152] Over...

  The monthly change, July 2019 compared to June 2019, was a decrease of -0.55 percent. This is compared to a monthly increase of 0.17 percent in the previous month of June 2019. The most significant monthly price increases were Housing, Water, Electricity and Gas (+1.68%)....

  The monthly change, June 2019 compared to May 2019, was a decrease of 0.17 percent. This is compared to a monthly increase of 1.67 percent in the previous month of May 2019. The most significant monthly price increases were Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (+2.05%). The...

  The monthly change, May 2019 compared to April 2019, was a decrease of 1.67 percent. This is compared to a monthly increase of 3.70 percent in the previous month of April 2019.The most significant monthly price increases were Clothing and Footwear (+7.48%). This was mainly...

  The monthly change, April 2019 compared to March 2019, was an increase of 3.70 percent (+3.70 index points). This is compared to a monthly increase of 0.04 percent in the previous month of March 2019.The most significant monthly price increases were Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages...

  The monthly change, March 2019 compared to February 2019, was a decrease of 0.04 percent (0.04 index points). This is compared to a monthly of 1.03 percent in the previous month of February 2019. The most significant monthly price increases were Education Group (5.34%). This...

  The monthly change, February 2019 compared to January 2019, was an increase of 1.03 percent (1.03 index points). This is compared to a monthly decrease of -1.39 percent in the previous month of January 2019. The most significant monthly price increases were Health group (+15.33percent)....