The Nigerian economy grew by 3.54 percent year-on-year in real terms in the second quarter of 2022, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday in its latest Gross Domestic Report.
This is an improvement from the 3.11 percent growth recorded in the previous quarter, although it lacks inclusiveness, Say some analysts.
Specifically, the NBS said that the 3.54 percent GDP growth in Q2’22 showed an increase of 0.44 percentage points relative to 3.11 percent recorded in Q122.
This represents the seventh consecutive quarterly GDP growth since Q3’20, despite lack of inclusiveness, Say some analysts.
However, on a year-on-year basis, NBS said the second quarter of 2022 growth rate decreased by 1.47 percent points from the 5.01 percent growth rate recorded in the corresponding quarter in 2021.
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According to the report, the non-oil sector GDP grew by 4.77 percent in real terms but was lower by 1.97 percent points compared to the rate recorded same quarter of 2021 and 1.31 percent points lower than the first quarter of 2022.
The oil sector economy declined with a 11.77 percent dip year-on-year in Q2 2022, compared to a contraction of 26.04% recorded in Q1 2022.