Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 46)

The average retail prices per litre of petroleum products such as Premium Motor Spirit (petrol), Automobile Gas Oil (diesel), and Household Kerosene (kerosene) generally increased in October 2023. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the average price of petrol in October 2023 stood at N630.63, indicating an increase of about 0.71% compared with […]


Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 25)

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that in the first quarter of 2022, Nigeria’s value-added tax (VAT) collected by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) stood at N588.6 billion, representing an 18.6 percent increase compared to the N496.5 billion collected in Q1 2021.3 Decomposing the aggregate VAT revenue by classification indicates that local non-import […]


Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 49)

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) latest report on Value-Added Tax (VAT), there was a 17.8 percent year-on-year increase in VAT revenue in Q3 2021. However, on a quarter-on-quarter basis, there was a 2.3 percent decrease.1 VAT collected in Q3 2021 was N500.4 billion. This was lower than the VAT revenue generated in […]