Nigeria Economic Chart Park

Real GDP Growth Rate

Real GDP Growth Rate (%) at 1990 Base (y/y)

Last recession in 2004Q1, recovery in 2004Q3

Real GDP Growth Rate (%) at 2010 Base (y/y)

Current recession in 2016Q2, recovery?

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 recently slipped into a recession recording a negative GDP growth rate of -0.36 in 2016Q1 and -2.06 in 2016Q2. This is attributable to prolonged low crude oil price and production shortages and the attendant foreign exchange (FOREX) scarcity.



Monetary Policy Rate

Monetary Policy Rate: The fluctuations in MPR reflect CBNs intermittent effort to promote growth, stymie inflation or incentivize capital flows. Particularly, the rise in MPR in 2016Q1 was effort to

External Reserve

External Reserve: External reserve picked up from its year-2000 level below $10,000 million to above $60,000 million in 2008. However, the external reserve fell deeply in 2010/11 and even further in 2

FDI, FPI And Other Investments 2

FDI, FPI and other Investments: The unusual fall in overall capital importation, especially in equity investment, in the late 2015 and early 2016 is attributable to the tougher macroeconomic and finan

Capital Importation And Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate And Contribution To GDP

Capital Importation: Overall capital imported into the manufacturing sector fell deeply in 2015 and has remained low in 2016H1 on the account of present FOREX issues affecting businesses in the sector