Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 2.28%(year-on-year), in real terms, in the third quarter of 2019,the National Bureau of Statistics has disclosed.
According to the reports, when “compared to the third quarter of 2018 which recorded a growth of 1.81%, the real GDP growth rate observed in the third quarter of 2019 indicates, an increase of 0.47% points.
“Relative to the second quarter of 2019, which recorded a growth rate of 2.12%, Q3 2019 represents an increase of 0.17% points.
” On a quarter on quarter basis, however, real GDP grew by 9.23%. The growth rate in Q3 2019 represents the second highest quarterly rate recorded since 2016.
“In the quarter under review, aggregate GDP stood at N37,806,924.41 million in nominal terms. This performance is higher compared to the aggregate of N33,368,049.14 million recorded in the third quarter of 2018, representing a year on year nominal growth rate of 13.30%.
“The growth rate is, however, lower relative to rates recorded in the third quarter of 2018 by –0.28% points and the rates recorded in the preceding quarter by –0.71% points.
“For better clarity, the Nigerian economy has been classified broadly into the oil and non-oil sectors”,the 98 page reports noted.
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