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NBS REPORT: Nigeria’s investment inflow falls by 7.7%

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Investment inflow into the Nigerian economy declined by $460 million in the third quarter of 2019, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday.

According to the NBS, investment inflow into the Nigerian economy during the period was $5.36 billion compared to $5.82 billion in the second quarter.

The NBS disclosed these in its Capital Importation Report for third quarter released on Monday.

The report said the third quarter inflow of $5.36billion represents a decrease of 7.78 percent when compared to the second-quarter figure of $5.82billion.

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Also, the report disclosed that the largest amount of capital importation was received through portfolio investment, which accounted for $2.99billion representing 55.88 percent of total capital importation.

Following closely is other investment which accounted for $2.16billion or 40.39 percent of total capital.

“Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) accounted for $200.08million or 3.73 percent of total capital imported in the third quarter of this year,” the report added.

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