Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate And Contribution To GDP (Transport Sector)
Real GDP at 1990 Base Year
Stalled growth, post-2005
Real GDP at 2010 Base Year
Weak growth post-2012, contraction in 2016
Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate: Growth in the sector which stalled in the second and third quarters of 2015 witnessed a considerable decline in 2015Q4; the stall in growth in 2015 is attributable to persisting underperformance in road transportation. However, the sectors growth increased dramatically in 2016Q1 (reaching nearly 15 percent) owing to the sharp rise of activities in the road transport sub sector, but fell sharply to about -5 percent in 2016Q2.
Contribution to GDP: The contribution of the sector to overall GDP growth, which has been fairly flat prior to 2014 took an upward trend afterward; particularly jumped in 2016Q1 following the new budget allocations for capital expenditure.
Capital Importation: Since the dramatic decline in 2013, private and government sector investments in the sector have remained low in 2016.
Budgetary Allocation: Budgetary allocations to the transpo
Appropriation Act (Budget): Capital expenditure remarkably increased in 2016 relative to preceding year, on the account of the present governments renewed commitment to infrastructure development.
Capital Importation: Overall capital imported into the manufacturing sector fell deeply in 2015 and has remained low in 2016H1 on the account of present FOREX issues affecting businesses in the sector
Export and its Components: In 2015 and 2016Q1, overall export earnings declined significantly to a record low of less than $3000 million in 2016Q1, as against the peak of above $10,000 million in 2008