Country Report Central African Republic October 1998 Main report

Quarterly indicators of economic activity.

Quarterly indicators of economic activity 1996 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Qtr Prices Monthly av Consumer prices(a): 1990=100 142.1 142.6 147.4 145.0 change year on year % 1.7 2.8 6.9 3.6 Money End-Qtr M1, seasonally adj: CFAfr bn 101.69 112.33 116.66 118.30 change year on year % -14.3 -2.3 1.3 4.3 Foreign trade(d) Qtrly totals Exports fob $ m 52.4 68.1 70.6 58.2 Imports cif " 49.7 42.6 41.0 40.3 Foreign exchange End-Qtr Central bank $ m 210.32 230.76 237.25 232.09 Exchange rate Market rate CFAfr:$ 503.2 515.3 517.2 523.7 1997 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Qtr Prices Monthly av Consumer prices(a): 1990=100 143.8 148.0 146.1 145.6 change year on year % 1.2 3.8 -0.9 0.4 Money End-Qtr M1, seasonally adj: CFAfr bn 116.69 110.08 107.77 108.49 change year on year % 14.8 -2.0 -7.6 -8.3 Foreign trade(d) Qtrly totals Exports fob $ m 69.1 67.3 63.3 69.1 Imports cif " 37.1 41.0 41.5 48.2 Foreign exchange End-Qtr Central bank $ m 211.40 196.70 184.53 178.43 Exchange rate Market rate CFAfr:$ 564.4 587.8 593.3 598.8 1998 1 Qtr 2 Qtr Prices Monthly av Consumer prices(a): 1990=100 142.2(b) (n)/(a) change year on year % n/a n/a Money End-Qtr M1, seasonally adj: CFAfr bn 108.54 108.38© change year on year % -7.0 n/a Foreign trade(d) Qtrly totals Exports fob $ m n/a n/a Imports cif " n/a n/a Foreign exchange End-Qtr Central bank $ m 170.43 174.46© Exchange rate Market rate CFAfr:$ 618.5 611.7(e) Note. Annual figures for most of the series shown above will be found in the Country Profile. (a) "African" households, Bangui. (b) Average for January-February. © End-May. (d) DOTS estimate, figures are subject to revision. (e) End-July, 596.3. Sources: IMF, International Financial Statistics; Direction of Trade Statistics, quarterly.

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