Nigeria’s GDP grows 2.38% in Q4 of 2018

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Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP grew by 2.38 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018.

However, the Real GDP growth posted 5.31 per cent on a quarter-on-quarter basis, with an annual growth rate of 1.93 per cent printed for the fiscal year of 2018.

According to the report, the fourth quarter GDP grew by 2.38% as against the 1.81% recorded in the third quarter.

Gross domestic product is the total value of everything produced in the country.

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It is the fourth consecutive quarter of expansion, as the oil sector continued to rise while the non-oil output growth slowed.

The fourth quarter GDP growth is 0.27 percent higher than the corresponding period of 2017.

Also, the aggregate nominal GDP was at N35.230bn; which is 12.65 per cent higher than N31.275bn recorded in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Nigeria’s nominal GDP for the fiscal year of 2018 was at N127.76bn, posting a nominal growth rate of 12.36 per cent above the fiscal year of 2017 level of N113.71bn.

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