Economy

Nigeria’s GDP rose by 3.54% in Q2 2022 – NBS

The Nigeria Bureau of Statistics revealed that the country’s Gross Domestic Product grew by 3.54 per cent in the second quarter of 2022.

According to Nairametrics, this is an improvement compared to the 3.11 per cent growth recorded in the previous quarter.

On a year-on-year basis, the Q2 2022 growth rate decreased by 1.47 per cent from the 5.01 per cent rate recorded in Q2 2021.

The oil sector also experienced dipped of 11.77 per cent year-on-year in Q2 2022, compared to a contraction of 26.04 per cent recorded in Q1 2022.

While the non-oil sector grew by 4.77 per cent in real terms during the reference quarter (Q2 2022). This rate was lower by 1.97 per cent points compared to the rate recorded same quarter of 2021 and 1.31 per cent points lower than the first quarter of 2022.

This sector was driven in the second quarter of 2022 mainly by Information and Communication (Telecommunication); Trade; Financial and Insurance (Financial Institutions); Transportation (Road Transport); Agriculture (Crop Production) and Manufacturing (Food, Beverage & Tobacco), accounting for positive GDP growth.

In real terms, the non-oil sector contributed 93.67 per cent to the nation’s GDP in the second quarter of 2022, higher than the share recorded in the second quarter of 2021 which was 92.58 per cent, and higher than the first quarter of 2022 recorded as 93.37 per cent.

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