Export And Its Components
Export and Components (US$ Million)
Sharp drop in export, post-2014Q3
Import and its Components (US$ Million)
Considerable drop in imports, 2016
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 and 2013. This is largely on the account of falling crude oil price, production and export.
Import and its Components: Overall import declined considerably in 2015 and 2016Q1, due to the scarcity of FOREX and depreciation of the naira which made imports highly expensive.
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
Purchasing Managers Index: The level of business activities declined sharply in the first half of 2016 on the account of weak economic performance. Particularly, the issues surrounding exchange rates
Net Domestic Credit: Rising net credit to government and private sector have driven the upward trend in NDC, especially post-2008. In 2016Q1, NDC grew largely on the account of the rise in banking sec
CPI and its Component: Changes in inflation rate has mostly been driven by the Core sub-index component. Precisely, in 2016 Q1 and Q2, the rising cost of import, electricity and transport drove inflat