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Nigeria Economic Outlook

The economy continued to show signs of recovery from the 2016 recession. GDP growth was estimated at 0.8% in 2017, up from –1.5% in 2016. The outlook beyond is positive, with growth projected at 2.1% in 2018 and 2.5% in 2019. This outlook is anchored in higher oil prices and production, as well as stronger agricultural performance. Oil prices rebounded to an average of $52 per barrel (Brent crude) in 2017 and are projected to reach $54 in 2018, up from $43 per barrel in 2016. Oil production also increased from 1.69 million barrels per day in the first quarter of 2017 to 2.03 million in the third quarter of 2017 following de-escalation of hostilities in the delta region and is expected to remain at the same level in 2018 and 2019, in tandem with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries production restrictions.

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Key Facts

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Capital: Abuja
Area: 924,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 191.8 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 581.6 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 2,820
Inflation Rate: 14.27%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 38.10%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 152
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.527
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 6.1 Billion

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Nigeria Country Department

African Development Bank Group
1521 Cadastral Zone A0
Off Memorial Close
Central Business District
Abuja

Phone:
+234 9 700 2092
+234 9 700 2095

Mr Ebrima Faal, Senior Director