The Economy

This page contains links to data files (in Excel format) and reports and Statistical Bulletins (in PDF format) relating to the economy of St Helena, including price inflation, gross domestic product (GDP), external trade, wages and incomes, production, construction, utilities, aid, and exchange rates.

Please note, for the latest reports and data from the 2017 Household Expenditure Survey, and the 2018 and 2019 Business Surveys, please see: Surveys and Other Databases

Inflation

Latest data files and Statistical Bulletins to download:

  • Data file (Excel format), Quarterly data file updated to Quarter 1, 2022, released in April 2022. Includes the Retail Price Index by category of expenditure, and estimates of annual and quarterly price inflation.
  • Retail Price Index and Inflation for Q1 2022 (PDF format), issued April 2022

Previous Statistical Bulletins (PDF format):

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Latest data files and Statistical Bulletins to download:

  • Data file (Excel format), estimates to 2020/21, (financial years), last released in March 2022. Includes estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross National Income (GNI), corresponding growth rates, gross value added by sector, and GDP and GNI per capita
  • Latest Statistical Bulletin (PDF format), economic activity for 2019/20 and 2020/21, issued September 2021

Previous Statistical Bulletins (PDF format):

External Trade

Latest data files and Statistical Bulletins to download:

  • Data file (Excel format), annual (financial years) and quarterly statistics to Quarter 1, 2022 released on August 2021. Includes the value of imports and exports of goods by value, and exports of fish by species and quantity
  • Latest Statistical Bulletin (PDF format) imports of goods 2020/21, issued June 2022

Previous Statistical Bulletins (PDF format):

Wages and incomes

Latest data files and Statistical Bulletins to download:

  • Data file (Excel format), annual to 2020/21 (financial years), last released in March 2022. Includes estimates of average gross incomes from full time employment, adjusted for inflation.
  • Latest Statistical Bulletin (PDF format), average gross incomes from employment, 2020/21, issued March 2022.

Previous Statistical Bulletins (PDF format):

Other topics

Other topics include production, construction, utilities – water, electricity and sewerage, aid, exchange rates, purchasing power parities, and the minimum income standard.

Latest data files, reports, and Statistical Bulletins to download:

  • Exchange rates Exchange Rates (Excel format), monthly data file to March 2022 released in April 2022. Includes average exchange rates of the St Helena pound to the South African Rand, Euro, and US Dollar
  • Production (Excel format), quarterly data file to Quarter 4, 2020, last released in July 2021. Includes estimates of livestock population, meat production, fish catches and sales, forestry and firewood production
  • Construction (Excel format), quarterly data file to Quarter 4, 2021, released in February 2022. Includes number of building permits issued, and statistics on construction activity
  • Utilities Utilities (Excel format), quarterly data file to Quarter 1, 2022, released in April 2022. Includes indicators on water and electricity supply and consumption
  • Aid (Excel format), annual data file updated to 2017, released in May 2019 Includes estimates of aid spending by other countries on behalf of St Helena
  • Aid spending on behalf of St Helena, 2017 (PDF format), Statistical Bulletin issued January 2019
  • 2017 RPI Item Categories and Weights, issued May 2018
  • Estimates of purchasing power parity between St Helena, UK, and US (PDF format), Statistical Bulletin issued November 2016
  • Minimum Income Standard (PDF format), Statistical Bulletin issued November 2019