6 Sep 2017

NEWS FLASH: Nigeria Finally out of recession. Good times are here?? (See what experts have to say)

Nigeria is finally out of recession as data on the country’s Gross Domestic Product released today shows that the economy grew at 0.55 per cent in the second quarter of 2017. This is 2.04 per cent higher than the rate recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2016 and higher by 1.46 per cent points from rate recorded in the preceding quarter.

Oil GDP recovered significantly from -11.63 per cent in Q2 2016 to 1.64 per cent in Q2 2017, while Non-oil GDP grew marginally at 0.45 per cent. Agriculture grew 3.01 per cent in Q2 2017, from 3.39 per cent in Q1 2017.

Manufacturing retained its positive growth for the second consecutive quarter in Q2 2017, growing at 0.64 percent, while trade which has a dominant share of GDP remained negative at -1.62 per cent.

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