Macroeconomic Report & Economic Updates
March 29, 2016
Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 13)
Recent Data on Nigerias Real GDP growth rate
(Year-on-Year) declined by 0.73 percentage points, from 2.84 per cent in 2015Q3
to 2.11 percent in 2015Q4. The slowdown in economic growth was
largely driven by the decline in the performance of the oil sector which was
occasioned by the slump in crude oil prices and the slight drop in the volume
of crude oil produced. Specifically, compared to the 1.05 percent growth
recorded in 2015Q3, the oil sector witnessed a negative growth of 8.28 percent in 2015Q4.
Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 43)
The IMF World Economic Outlook report, indicates a downward revision for Nigerias 2017 economic growth. Specifically, growth has been projected to expand by 0.6 percent relative to the 1.1 percent earlier projected. The decrease is attributable to sharp growth slowdown experienced in Nigeria, occasioned by prevailing constraining factors (crude oil production disruptions, Forex and power shortages, and weak investor confidence). The outlook, which does not seem optimistic, reveals Nigerias further vulnerability to potential external and internal risks/shocks.