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Business News of Tuesday, 24 May 2022


Nigeria’s GDP grew by 3.11% in first quarter -NBC


Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 3.11 per cent in the first quarter of 2022.

The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed this in its Nigerian Gross Domestic Product Report Q1, 2022, released on Monday May 23.

It stated that, “Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product grew by 3.11 per cent (year-on-year) in real terms in the first quarter of 2022, showing a sustained positive growth for the sixth consecutive quarter since the recession witnessed in 2020 when negative growth rates were recorded in quarter two and three of 2020.

“The first quarter 2022 growth rate further represents an improvement in economic performance. The observed trend since Q4, 2020 is an indication of a gradual economic stability.

“The Q1, 2022 growth rate was higher than the 0.51 per cent growth rate recorded in Q1, 2021 by 2.60 per cent points and lower than 3.98 per cent recorded in Q4, 2021 by 0.88 per cent points.

“Nevertheless, quarter-on-quarter, real GDP grew at -14.66 per cent in Q1, 2022 compared to Q4, 2021, reflecting a lower economic activity than the preceding quarter.”

It added that in the quarter under review, aggregate GDP stood at N45.32tn in nominal terms.

This performance is higher when compared to the first quarter of 2021 which recorded aggregate GDP of N40.01tn, indicating a year-on-year nominal growth rate of 13.25 per cent.

The nominal GDP growth rate in Q1, 2022, was higher relative to the 12.25 per cent growth recorded in the first quarter of 2021 and higher compared to the 13.11 per cent growth recorded in the preceding quarter.

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