Export And Its Components
Export and Components (US$ Million)
Sharp drop in export, post-2014Q3
Import and its Components (US$ Million)
Considerable drop in imports, 2016
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 and 2013. This is largely on the account of falling crude oil price, production and export.
Import and its Components: Overall import declined considerably in 2015 and 2016Q1, due to the scarcity of FOREX and depreciation of the naira which made imports highly expensive.
On average, Nigerias GDP growth rate has averaged about 5 percent; attaining an unusual trough of nearly -10 percent in 2003Q4 and a peak of nearly 20 percent in 2004Q4. However, the Nigerian economy
Balance of Trade (Export and Import): With export and, to lesser extent, import declining balance of trade fell deeply in 2015 and, to lesser extent, in 2016Q1.
Crude Oil Price: Crude oil price attained a historical low of $30.7 in January 2016 largely due to excess global oil supply.
Crude Oil Production and Export: Oil production has continued to fall in
Capital Importation: Given the positive outlook on the ITC sector in the past few years, investments in the sector reached a 10-year peak in 2014. However, the foreign investment fell marginally in 2