Tourist arrivals - December 2017: +12,5%
On the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 98.924 in December 2017 compared to 87.927 in December 2016, recording an increase of 12,5%. December 2017 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month. For the period of January – December 2017 arrivals of tourists totaled 3.652.073 compared to 3.186.531 in...


UN Secretary-General's report on the Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
The UN Secretary-General's report on the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was released yesterday as an official UN document S/2018/25. The Security Council is expected to adopt the resolution renewing UNFICYP's six-month mandate on 30 January 2018. The document is attached. -------------- EL


Registrations of motor vehicles during January-December 2017
The Statistical Service announces the publication of the report entitled "Registration of Motor Vehicles" for the period January-December 2017. The main developments during 2017, compared to 2016, were: (a) The total registrations of motor vehicles increased by 29,1% to 43.640 in January-December 2017, from 33.805 vehicles in the same period of 2016. (b) Passenger saloon cars increase...


Foreign Trade Statistics - October 2017
The Statistical Service of Cyprus announces that it has published the new monthly electronic publication “Intra-Extra EU Trade Statistics (Summarised Data)” for October 2017. The main developments in Cyprus foreign trade were: (a) Total imports (covering total imports from third countries and from EU member states) in January-October 2017 amounted to €6.319,3 mn as compared to €5.578...


Harmonized price index: December 2017
Annual rate of change -0,4% In December 2017, the Harmonized Price Index (HICP) decreased by 0,4% when compared to December 2016, while compared to November of 2017 decreased by 0,3%. For the period January-December 2017 the HICP recorded an increase of 0,7% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. (Table 1) Compared to December 2016, the category Food and Non-A...


Registered Unemployed: December 2017
The unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of December 2017, reached 35.771 persons. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for December 2017 decreased to 30.972 persons in comparison to 31.366 in the previous month. (Table 1) In comparison with December 2016, a decrease of 6....


Consumer Price Index shows inflation -0,6% in December 2017
In December 2017, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased by 0,41 units to 99, 03 units compared to 99,44 units in November 2017. Compared to December 2016, CPI is decreased by 0,6%, while for the period January - December 2017, CPI is increased by 0,5% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. (Table 1) In the twelve-month period from January 2016 to December 2016, t...


UNSG’s Deputy Spokesman replied to a press question on Cyprus
During yesterday’s (3/1/2018) regular press briefing at UN headquarters in New York, the Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Mr Farhan Haq, replied to a question with regards to UNSG`s good offices report on Cyprus. The text reads as follows: Question: And I also wanted to ask about Cyprus. It's on the agenda this month of the Security Council, at least the peacekeeping miss...


Timetable of provided psychological services at Kofinou reception and accommodation center and Menoyia detention center
In the framework of the project entitled: «Provision of Mental Health services at the reception and accommodation center for applicants of international protection at Kofinou and at the Menoyia Detention Center», that is to implement within the period 26/6/2017 until 25/6/2018, the Mental Health Services of the Ministry of Health provide psychological services by Clinical Psychologists, ...


New Director of the Statistical Service
It is announced that as from January 1, 2018, Mr. Stavros Karageorgis is the new Director of the Statistical Service following a relevant appointment by the Public Service Commission. Mr. Karageorgis is a graduate of Leicester University and has served in the Statistical Service since 1993. He served in all positions of the Statistical Service and until recently as Chief Statistics Offi...

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