By Emmanuel Elebeke
The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.81% (year-on-year) in real terms in the third quarter of 2018. This was contained in IRS quarterly release made available on its website on Monday.
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Compared to the third quarter of 2017 which recorded a growth of 1.17%, the NBS said there was an increase of 0.64% points in the month under review.
“The second quarter of 2018 had a growth rate of 1.50% showing a rise of 0.31% points. Quarter on quarter, real GDP growth was 9.05%.
“In the quarter under review, aggregate GDP stood at N33,368,049.14 million in nominal terms.
“This performance is higher when compared to the third quarter of 2017, which recorded a GDP aggregate of N29,377,674.03 million thus, presenting a positive year on year nominal growth rate of 13.58%.
“This growth rate is higher relative to growth recorded in the third quarter of 2017 by 2.88% points and higher than the proceeding quarter by 0.01% points with growth rates of 10.70% and 13.57% respectively.