Money Supply And Lending Rate
Money Supply (Billion )
Rising money supply
Lending Rate (%)
Money Supply: On a month-on-month basis, growth in M2 have accelerated overtime; reaching over N20,000 billion by April 2016. The rise in M2 at the end of 2016Q1 reflects the fast-paced rise in aggregate domestic credit and other assets relative to pre-2008 period. Similarly, M1 grew sharply at the end of 2016Q1 due to the increase in its demand deposits and currency outside banks components.
Lending Rate: Lending rates co-moves with changes in liquidity and money supply. The gap between maximum and prime lending rates began to widen in 2010; reflecting higher liquidity in the banking system. Both the maximum and prime lending rate trended downwards in 2016Q1 on the account of liquidity ejection in the banking system, at the time.
Business Confidence Index: After its peak in 2011, business confidence fell sizeably in 2012 as well as 2015Q2. Most recently, BCI has declined to a negative levels in 2016Q1 and Q2. The recent declin
Capital Importation: Investment in the oil and gas sector has remained low since 2009. However, investments into the sector fell more deeply in 2015, on the account of persistent global and domestic c
Net Foreign Exchange Flows through the Nigerian Economy: The recent fall in foreign exchange earnings reflects the decline in both oil sector receipts from CBN, and non-oil sector inflows from autonom
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