Accuracy of Statistics Botswana data queried

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Eminent economist, Dr Keith Jefferis has cast doubts on the accuracy of the economic data published by Statistics Botswana (SB).

In a 2012 fourth quarter economic review report, Jefferis says that forecasting economic growth in Botswana is becoming increasingly difficult because of the divide between reported GDP growth figures and other indicators and sentiment on economic activity.

Jefferis says the 2012 third quarter economic data released by the statistics agency early this year shows a different picture from what is happening on the ground casting doubts on the accuracy of such data.

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