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.
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
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
Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate: The growth performance of the Oil and Gas sector has been unsteady throughout years and declined most significantly in 2015Q4, following a positive growth recorded
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