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MANUFACTURING STATISTICS IN LESOTHO. 04-07 MAY 2009 LUSAKA, ZAMBIA Prepared by TÅ¡episoThabane. 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

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manufacturing statistics in lesotho

MANUFACTURING STATISTICS IN LESOTHO

04-07 MAY 2009

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

Prepared by TšepisoThabane

outline
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
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.
coverage
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
Instruments of data collection
  • A three-paged questionnaire is used to collect data
  • Methods of data collection include
    • Emailing questionnaires
    • Hand delivery
periodicity
Periodicity

Data collection is done quarterly.

  • Questionnaires are distributed during the 1st week following the last day of the quarter.
  • Collection of questionnaires is normally done from the third week.
data items
Data items
  • Employment (males and females)
  • Wages & salaries
  • Sales value
  • Exports (quantities and value)
  • Production
problems in data collection
Problems in data collection
  • Transport problems especially outside Maseru
  • Reluctance/refusal of some officers to fill the questionnaire
contribution to gdp
Contribution to GDP
  • At current prices
          • 2005: 16.9%
          • 2006: 16.9%
          • 2007: 17.1%
compilation problems
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
Recent trends in Manufacturing
  • Downward trend in employment due to closure of firms
users of manufacturing statistics
Users of Manufacturing statistics
  • Researchers
  • New Investors
  • Planners
dissemination of performance of manufacturing sector in lesotho
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.ls
  • Per request (thru email)