Mozambique releases macroeconomic data on IMF system

1 August 2019

Mozambique’s macroeconomic data is now available on the National Summary Data Page (NSDP) following the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS), the IMF said.

The statement on the IMF website said that this step will allow the publication of “key macroeconomic data” through the NSDP, providing critical and easily accessible information to national and Mozambican policymakers and stakeholders.

More accessible information, in formats that can be read by both people and computers and based on a regular publication schedule, “will allow all users to have simultaneous access to timely data,” bringing more transparency to information and reducing Mozambique’s costs in communicating data to other agencies.

The e-GDDS was launched by the IMF Executive Board on May 2015, replacing the GDDS created in 1997 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development and help create synergies between data dissemination, policy formulation and technical assistance.

The statement said that Mozambique has benefitted from a data dissemination improvement project funded by the UK Department for International Development.

Data provided by the Mozambican government to the IMF and contained in e-GDDS includes Gross Domestic Product, Consumer Price Index, Central Government operations, monetary and central bank summaries, external debt, balance of payments, international reserves and exchange rates, among others. (Macauhub)