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Nigeria Capital Importation Rises By 26%, Hits $2.19bn In Q4



Nigeria in the fourth quarter of 2021 enjoyed a much higher increase in Capital Importation when compared to the previous quarter, says the National Bureau of Statistics.

A release by NBS on Thursday revealed that the NCI appreciated by 26.35 per cent to hit $2.19 billion in the last quarter of the previous year.

Naija News understands from the data that capital importation increased from $1.73 billion in the third quarter of 2021 to $2.19 billion in Q4, 2021.

In the corresponding quarter of 2020, capital importation increased by 109.28 per cent from $1.05 billion, a wide margin from the recent quarter records.

The largest amount of capital importation by type was received through other investments, which accounted for 54.24 per cent ($1.19 billion), Naija News understands.

The NBS also noted further that Portfolio Investment with 29.39 per cent ($642.87 million) and Foreign Direct Investment amounted to 16.38 per cent ($358.23 million) of total capital imported in Q4 2021.

It added that the tanning sector attracted the highest inflow with $645.59 million, 29.51 per cent of total inflow. Lagos attracted the most investment, with 90.66 per cent ($1.98 billion) of total investment flowing to the state.

It said, “Disaggregated by Sectors, capital importation into tanning had the highest inflow of $645.59 million amounting to 29.51 per cent of total capital imported in the fourth quarter of 2021.

“This was followed by capital imported into the production sector, valued at $360.06 million (16.46 per cent) and the electrical sector with $325.55 million (14.88 per cent). Capital Importation by country of origin reveals that Mauritius ranked top as a source of capital imported into Nigeria in Q4 of 2021 with a value of $611.45 million, accounting for 27.95 per cent.

“This was followed by the United States of America and the Republic of South Africa valued at $321.03 million (14.67 per cent) and $285.83 million (13.07 per cent) respectively. By Destination of investment, Lagos state remained the top destination in Q4 2021 with $1.98 billion accounting for 90.66 per cent of total capital investment in Nigeria.

“This was followed by investment into Abuja, valued at $170.55 million (7.80 per cent). Categorisation of total capital investment by the bank shows that Eco Bank Plc ranked highest in Q4 2021 with $708.58 million (32.39 per cent). This was followed by Stanbic IBTC Bank with $453.82 million (20.74 per cent) and Union Bank of Nigeria Plc with 284.60 million (13.01 per cent).”