Angola Industrial Production

Industrial Production in Angola decreased 2.20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 over the same quarter in the previous year. Industrial Production in Angola is reported by the Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Angola. Industrial Production in Angola averaged 1.76 Percent from 2011 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 8.80 Percent in the third quarter of 2012 and a record low of -9 Percent in the second quarter of 2011. In Angola, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in the industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities. This page provides - Angola Industrial Production - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-25

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
-2.20 2.30 8.80 -9.00 -3.15 | 2014/06 2011 - 2013 Percent Quarterly


Angola Industrial Production

Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Business Confidence 16.00 2013-12-31 18.00 31.00 2.00 21.80 2014-06-30 [+]
Industrial Production -2.20 2013-12-31 2.30 8.80 -9.00 -3.15 2014-06-30 Percent [+]

Industrial Production | Notes
The data given on this page shows a year over year change in a seasonally adjusted Industrial Production Index. Industrial Production Index is an economic indicator that measures changes in output for the manufacturing, mining, and utilities. Although these sectors contribute only a small portion of GDP, they are highly sensitive to interest rates and consumer demand. This makes Industrial Production an important tool for forecasting future GDP and economic performance. Industrial Production figures are also used by central banks to measure inflation, as high levels of industrial production can lead to uncontrolled levels of consumption and rapid inflation.


Angolan Inflation Rate Down To 7.32% in March  
The annual consumer prices in Angola decelerated for the second consecutive month to 7.32 percent in March of 2014, from 7.48 percent recorded in February of 2014.
Angola Leaves Key Rate on Hold; Changes Lending and Absorption Facility Rates  
At its March 31st, 2014 meeting, central bank of Angola decided to leave the benchmark interest rate on hold at 9.25 percent, but raised the liquidity absorption rate by 25 bps to 1.5 percent and cut the standing lending facility rate by 25 bps to 10 percent.
Angola Inflation Rate Decelerates  
In February of 2014, Angolan annual inflation rate slowed to 7.48 percent, after accelerating in January for the first time in eight months.
Angola Holds Key Rate Steady  
At its February 2014 meeting, central bank of Angola decided to leave the benchmark interest rate on hold at 9.25 percent, while raising the liquidity absorption rate by 50 bps to 1.25 percent. The standing lending facility rate was kept unchanged at 10.25 percent.
Angola Inflation Rate Accelerates in January  
In the first month of 2014, Angola’s annual inflation accelerated for the first time in eight months to 7.84 percent.
National Bank of Angola Leaves Rate Unchanged at 9.25%  
In its January 2014 meeting, the National Bank of Angola decided to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 9.25 percent. It also decided to reduce the required reserve ratio in local currency from 15 percent to 12.5 percent, aiming to increase credit to the economy and reduce the cost of financial intermediation.
Angola Inflation Rate at 7.69% in December  
In December of 2013, Angola inflation rate kept its downward trend and slowed even further to 7.69 percent. On a monthly basis, prices accelerated for the third straight month mainly due to higher food and housing cost.
National Bank of Angola Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The National Bank of Angola decided on December 23rd to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 9.25 percent, following last month’s cut. The Board kept its recommendation to take the LUIBOR as the benchmark interest rate on bank loans.
Angola Inflation Rate Slows Even Further in November  
In November of 2013, Angola annual inflation rate eased to 7.94 percent, from 8.38 percent in October. A year ago, the inflation rate slightly accelerated to 9.83 percent.
National Bank of Angola Cuts Rate by 50 bps  
The National Bank of Angola decided on November 25th to cut the benchmark interest rate for the second time this year by 50 bps to 9.25 percent, citing falling inflation. The Board kept its recommendation to take the LUIBOR as the benchmark interest rate on bank loans.


Tokyo Core CPI At 22- Year High in April  
Core consumer prices in Tokyo, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 2.7 percent in April from a year earlier, the fastest gain since 1992 as an increase in sales tax drove up cost of goods and services.
US Durable Goods Orders Surge in March  
New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $6.0 billion or 2.6 percent to $234.8 billion. This increase, up two consecutive months, followed a 2.1 percent February increase.
US Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week  
In the week ending April 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 329,000, an increase of 24,000 from the previous week's revised level. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
Central Bank of Turkey Leaves Main Rates on Hold  
The Monetary Policy Committee decided on April 24th, 2014, to leave the one-week repo rate on hold at 10.0 percent for the third straight meeting. The Central Bank said it will maintain the current policy stance until there is a significant improvement in the outlook for inflation.
Swiss Trade Surplus Narrows Further in March  
The trade surplus decreased 10.6 percent in March of 2014 from the previous month to CHF 2.1 billion as imports rose at a higher pace than exports. Compared with a year earlier, the trade balance increased by 17.2 percent, driven by stronger sales of pharmaceuticals and chemicals products, and machinery to Europe and China.
Polish Unemployment Rate Falls in March  
Poland’s jobless rate dropped for the second straight month in March of 2014 to 13.5 percent, down from 13.9 percent in February and below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 14.3 percent.
South Korean Economy Expands at a Fastest Pace  
In the first quarter of 2014, South Korea’s GDP accelerated for the fourth straight quarter to an annual 3.9 percent growth rate, driven by exports.
South Korea GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
South Korean GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter and above market expectations.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Increases Interest Rate to 3.0%  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 25 bps to 3.0 percent, as inflationary pressures were increasing and were expected to continue doing so over the next two years.
US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in March  
Sales of new single-family houses dropped 14.5 percent in March of 2014 to their lowest level in eight months. Sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, below the revised February rate of 449,000.

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