Nigeria’s GDP grows by 3.46% in Q4, falls to 2.74% for 2023- NBS

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Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on an annual scale, the GDP expanded by 2.74% in 2023, a slight deceleration from the 3.10% growth rate achieved in 2022.

This is the slowest growth rate since 2020, when the economy contracted by -1.92% owing to the epidemic.

Q4 2023 saw a year-on-year growth rate of 3.46%. This rate of expansion is a modest reduction from the 3.52% growth rate experienced in Q4 2022, but an improvement over the 2.54% growth rate recorded in Q3 2023.

The Services sector was the key driver of economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2023, growing by 3.98% and contributing considerably, accounting for 56.55% of total GDP.

Meanwhile, the agriculture sector’s growth rate increased little, from 2.05% in the fourth quarter of the previous year to 2.10% in the same quarter of 2023.

Nigeria’s industry sector expanded by 3.86% in the fourth quarter of 2023, reversing the -0.94% decline seen in the same time in 2022.

This growth had a significant impact on the country’s aggregate GDP, with both the industry and services sectors contributing more to the overall GDP in the fourth quarter of 2023 than they did in the fourth quarter of 2022.