NBS Puts Investment Inflow at $1.04bn
The National Bureau of Statistics on Sunday released a revised version of the capital importation report for the second quarter, with estimated investment inflow of $1.04bn.
The investment inflow represents an increase of 46.58 per cent over the amount recorded in the first quarter of this year.
This contrasts with the preliminary estimate of $647.1m for the second quarter that was based on the first two months of the quarter, which indicated a quarter-on-quarter decrease of 8.98 per cent.
The statement from the NBS read in part, “The total value of capital imported into Nigeria in the second quarter of 2016 was estimated to be $1.04bn, which represents an increase of 46.58 per cent relative to the first quarter, and a fall of 60.91 per cent relative to the second quarter of 2015.
“This contrasts with the preliminary estimate for Q2 2016 of ($647.1m), which was based on the first two months of the quarter, which indicated a quarter-on-quarter on decrease of 8.98 per cent.
“We had estimated June at $215.7m. The actual level of capital imported in June ($610.77m) was, however, the highest monthly value in 2016 so far.”