Macroeconomic Report & Economic Updates

January 22, 2016

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 1)

GDP growth rate
increased marginally by 2.84 percent in Q3 2015 from 2.35 percent in the preceding
quarter. Nominal GDP increased to N24.3 million from N22.9 million in the
preceding quarter. Growth in this period was attributed to the improved
performance of the non-oil sector which grew by 3.05 percent. The Sectoral disaggregation shows
that the Services and Agricultural sectors grew by 3.97 and 3.46 percent respectively,
while the Manufacturing sector shrank by 1.75 percent.

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 19)

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