Capital Importation Grew By 53% in Q1

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Going by the latest statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the rate of capital importation in the first quarter of 2020 increased by 53% to the sum of $5.8 billion. While this marked an increase from Q4 2019, there was a -31.19% decrease compared to the same time last year.

The other notable points noted are listed below;

  • The largest amount of capital importation by type was received through portfolio investment, which accounted for 73.61% which was $4.3 billion of the total capital imported.
  • Other investments accounted for 22.73%($1.3 billion) and the foreign direct investments (FDIs) which accounted for 3.66% ($214.25 million).
  • The banking sector dominated by bringing in $2.9 billion of the total capital importation.
  • The United Kingdom was the top source of capital investments with $2.9 billion accounting for 49.68% of the total capital.
  • Lagos was the top destination of capital investment in the country with $5.1 billion.
  • Standard Chartered Bank of Nigeria emerged at the top of capital investments in the country in Q1 2020 with $1.6 billion  and this accounted for 28.3% of the total capital inflow.

The full report can be found here: Nigerian_Capital_Importation_Q1_2020

 

via The Cable

 

 

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