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.
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
Internally Generated Revenue: Total internally generated revenue particularly declined across the 36 states in Nigeria, in 2015. This is attributable to the weak macroeconomic and financial conditions
91-Day Treasury Bills: T-bill rate has highly fluctuated overtime on the account of the rise and fall in investor confidence, monetary policy easing/tightening, governments demand for funds, and infl
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