The economy of Nigeria shrank 6.1% yoy in the second quarter of 2020 compared to a 1.9% growth in the prior period. It was the first contraction since the Q1 of 2017 and the steepest since the Q1 of 2004, amid still-subdued oil prices and lower levels of global economic activity resulting from nationwide shutdown efforts aimed at containing the Covid-19 pandemic. The oil sector declined 6.6%, after rising 5.1% in the first quarter, amid lower crude oil production (1.81 million barrels per day, down from 2.07 mbpd in Q1 and 2.02 mbpd a year ago). Also, the non-oil sector posted the first decline since the third quarter of 2017 (-6.1% vs 1.6%), as the pandemic hit critical activities such as transportation & storage (-49% vs 2.8% in Q1); accommodation & food services (-40.2% vs -3%); construction (-31.8% vs 1.7%) and internal trade (-16.6% vs -2.8%).On a quarterly basis, the GDP shrank 5%, following a 14.27% plunge in the preceding quarter.
GDP Annual Growth Rate in Nigeria averaged 3.72 percent from 1982 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 19.17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004 and a record low of -7.81 percent in the fourth quarter of 1983. This page provides - Nigeria GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Nigeria GDP Annual Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020. source: National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria
GDP Annual Growth Rate in Nigeria is expected to be -5.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Nigeria to stand at 1.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Nigeria GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 2.30 percent in 2021 and 3.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.