Country Report Central African Republic August 1997 Main report

Quarterly indicators of economic activity.

Qquarterly indicators of economic activity 1994 3 Qtr 4 Qtr Prices Monthly av Consumer prices(a): 1990=100 125.0 129.4 change year on year % 34.6 40.0 Money End-Qtr M1, seasonally adj: CFAfr bn 95.91 107.03 change year on year % 65.2 74.7 Foreign trade© Annual totals Exports fob $ m 140 140 Imports cif " 472 472 Foreign exchange End-Qtr Central Bank $ m 208.92 209.86 Exchange rate Market rate CFAfr:$ 528.2 534.6 1995 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Qtr Prices Monthly av Consumer prices(a): 1990=100 139.7 138.7 137.9 140.0 change year on year % 41.7 22.0 10.3 8.2 Money End-Qtr M1, seasonally adj: CFAfr bn 118.84 113.88 114.95 115.39 change year on year % 66.9 31.0 19.9 7.8 Foreign trade© Annual totals Exports fob $ m 187 187 187 187 Imports cif " 189 189 189 189 Foreign exchange End-Qtr Central Bank $ m 248.00 252.29 244.90 233.48 Exchange rate Market rate CFAfr:$ 484.9 485.3 491.5 490.0 1996 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Qtr Prices Monthly av Consumer prices(a): 1990=100 n/a n/a n/a n/a change year on year % n/a n/a n/a n/a Money End-Qtr M1, seasonally adj: CFAfr bn 102.20 110.90 116.43 119.64(b) change year on year % -14.0 -2.6 1.2 n/a Foreign trade© Annual totals Exports fob $ m n/a n/a n/a n/a Imports cif " n/a n/a n/a n/a Foreign exchange End-Qtr Central Bank $ m 210.32 230.76 237.25 236.19(b) Exchange rate Market rate CFAfr:$ 503.2 515.3 517.2 523.7(d) Note. Annual figures of most of the series shown above will be found in the Country Profile. (a) "African" households, Bangui. (b) End-November. © DOTS estimate. (d) End-1 Qtr 1997, 564.4; end-2 Qtr 1997, 587.8. Source: IMF, International Financial Statistics.

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