Tracking Trade During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Most trade takes place by sea, and—for navigational safety purposes—virtually all cargo ships report their position, speed, and other information many times a day. A new IMF methodology using these data can help better inform us how international trade is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The World, Africa, West Africa and Nigeria’s Economy in 2018

In 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) put the value of all goods and services produced in the world at $84.74 trillion with the United States as the largest economy in the world at $20.49 trillion which is about 51 times the size of Nigeria’s GDP (Africa’s largest economy).
This research therefore aims to give a break-down of the world economy in 2018 with specific focus on Lagos State, West Africa and Africa while giving insights into comparing different economies.