Average Official Exchange Rate Increases by 132% in 14 Years; External Reserve Grew by 51%

From 2005 to 2018, the average rate of exchange has increased by 132% while the external reserve increased by 51% from $28.3bn in 2005 to N42.6bn in 2018. This shows that the change in both exchange rate and external reserve is not proportional and whenever there is a decline in external reserve, the CBN tends to devalue the naira much more than the decline in external reserve.

Nigeria Exports N557.66bln Worth of Agricultural Produce in Two Years as it Earns N31.65 trillion from Crude Oil Export During the Same Period

In this article, we will be particularly concerned about the total value of Nigeria’s agricultural export from Q2 2017 to Q2 2019 (Since Nigeria emerged from the 2016 economic recession in Q2 2017), while also looking at the drivers of country’s total agricultural export and the contribution of crude oil to Nigeria’s total export.