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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 2)

Discussions are underway between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and a range of foreign and Nigerian trading houses with the NNPC aiming to raise $1 billion oil prepayment towards the revamping of the Port Harcourt refinery.¹ The funds acquired are expected to be repaid through the delivery of refined products over a span of […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 23)

A recently released CBN report indicates a weakened business outlook of -66.2 points for the month of May. The agriculture and service sectors are the worst hit, recording a decline in activity of -37.7 index point for May. According to the survey the pessimism is maintained in June as businesses expect an economic outlook of […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 50)

The total value of Nigeria’s merchandise trade grew in 2019Q3 by 6.8% to ₦9,187 billion, when compared to 2019Q2. The growth translated to a 1.33% rise relative to 2018Q3. Exports grew quarter-on-quarter by 15% to ₦5,288.5 billion, contrastingly imports decreased by 2.70% to ₦3,899.1 billion3. The imports decline was driven by a fall in the […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 23)

In the first quarter of 2019, total foreign trade increased to N8.24 trillion1. This figure is 2.5% higher compared to 2018Q4 and 7.5% higher relative to the corresponding quarter in 2018 (2018Q1). The boost in trade resulted from increased values of both imports and exports. The value of total imports increased to N3.70 trillion, representing […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 21)

The value of non-oil exports increased in the first quarter of 2019. According to the latest CBN quarterly economic report, non-oil exports totalled up to US$1.26 billion in 2019Q11, indicating 14.9% quarter over quarter (QOQ) increase and 41.2% year-on-year growth rate. Significant increases were observed in and driven by receipts from all reported sectors, however, […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 36)

Total value of Nigeria’s merchandise trade contracted in 2018Q2. Valued at N6.6 trillion1, total trade fell quarter-on-quarter by 8.9 percent from the N7.2 trillion recorded in the previous quarter. Both exports and imports declined during the period: Exports shrunk by 4.9 percent down to N4.5 trillion and was triggered by a huge fall in solid […]

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