Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 44)

The October 2023 Cadre Harmonisé analysis on food insecurity conducted by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in partnership with the Nigerian government revealed that 26.5 million Nigerians will face severe food insecurity in 2024, and 9 million children are at risk of malnutrition. This implies that more than 10% of the population will likely […]


Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 12)

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) held the second meeting for the year on the 21st of March, 2022, and voted to retain the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 11.5 percent. The MPC also voted to retain other monetary parameters1. The asymmetric corridor was retained at +100/-700 basis points around […]


Building Businesses Back Better amid COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa

This research analyses the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small and medium business activities, and its implications for how to be better prepared for possible future socioeconomic shocks, and the geopolitical repercussion for African governments. This article was first published as a Visiting Scholars’ Opinion Paper for the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy […]


Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 46)

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that the average price paid for premium motor spirit (petrol) by consumers increased by 10.79 percent year-on-year to N161.17 in October 2020 from N145.48 in October 2019.1 This increase can be attributed to the removal of fuel subsidy which is driven by the government’s inability to […]


Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 28)

Microsoft Word – Harvard help sheet The inflation rate for the month of June rose to 12.56 percent from 12.40 percent in May1. The rise in inflation was driven by a rise in all components of the headline index, as food sub-index rose by 0.14 percent to 15.18 percent and the core sub-index rose by […]


Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 9)

The Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index and market capitalisation declined by 4.28% to close the week at 26,216.46 and N13.658 trillion respectively4. This rise was primarily driven by the Financial Services industry, particularly Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc, and Zenith Bank Plc, which comprised 82% of the total trade volume […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 2)

The amount of financial subsidy that Nigeria absorbs to maintain pump price at the official N145/litre has remained high. According to reports, the NNPC now pays N48.68 subsidy for a litre of petrol1, as against the N26 recorded as payments in May 20182. In total, at the daily average consumption rate of 50 million litres […]


Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 43)

The CBN quarterly consumer expectation survey shows that consumers expressed optimism as outlook for the third quarter of 2018 was positive. Relative to 2018Q2, consumer index increased from -6.3 index points to 1.5 index points.1 Some respondents attributed their increased confidence to improved economic conditions. Consumers also had a favourable outlook for the next quarter […]