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Sep 25, 2014

SIB Releases Latest Statistics for 2014

Food prices, often one of the primary drivers of economic inflation, saw a marginal decline in the month of August, with average costs decreasing in all areas save for fish and seafood.  That’s according to the latest release from the Statistical Institute of Belize indicating that inflation slowed to zero point nine percent last month.  The consumer price index, however, when compared to the same time last year, shows a slight increase, from one hundred and two point seven to one hundred and three point six.  The nominal increase is attributed to a rise in home rental prices, international airfares and higher insurance premiums.  Home rentals across all municipalities rose by two percent from 2013.  The cost of traveling abroad has also seen a sharp increase over the past few months but only three percent higher when compared to August 2013.  Meanwhile, health and motor vehicle insurance rates were up three and six percent, respectively. In respect of last month’s imports, a total of a hundred and fifty-eight million dollars worth of goods was imported into the country, representing an increase of seven point six percent or eleven million dollars from August 2013.  The spike is the result of the imports of foods and livestock, as well as chemical products which went up by five and a half million dollars, respectively.  In the first eight months of 2014, Belize imported one point three billion dollars in goods, including fuels and lubricants which went up by twenty-one million dollars.  Correspondingly, the importation of machinery and transport equipment increased by the same amount was bolstered by the purchases of delivery trucks and private vehicles. Domestic exports, on the other hand, went up by more than twenty million dollars or thirty-eight point eight percent for seventy-four point four million dollars in earnings in August.  

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1 Response for “SIB Releases Latest Statistics for 2014”

  1. chen wei bin says:

    the Chinese store in SANTA ELENA name LIN SUPER STORE is sale 500,000 to 700,000.a month but they only pay 1500.00 or 2500.00 tax, but it should to pay business 600000.00×1.75%=10500.00 and GST 600000-20%(non GST) =480000.00×15%=72000×12.5%=9000.00 so 10500.00+9000.=19500.00 19500-2000.00=17500.00 it short pay 17500.00 a month x12=210000.00 a year it open business 6 year so he short pay 210000×6=1260000.00 see 1.2 million short PAY TAX so he BUY MORE land build 2 BIG BUILDING IN LOSE 3 YEAR COST 2 MILLIOM and he us 1 million on immigrant to Canadian, and those money should pay belize tax made belize G O B more best street and best health care

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