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Exports from Nigeria increased by 63% in Q2

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Staff Writer | September 9, 2016
The total value of Nigeria's export trade increased to N1.873 trillion ($5.95 bilion) in the second quarter of 2016.
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This an increase of N725.6 billion or 63.3 percent, over the value recorded in the preceding quarter.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) disclosed this in its foreign trade statistics for Q2 2016 that was released on Tuesday 6 September.

According to the NBS, the improvement in export value was largely due to the depreciation in the value of the naira.

It, however, pointed out that the structure of the export trade is still dominated by crude oil exports, which contributed N1.493 trillion or 79.7 percent to the value of total domestic export trade in 2016.

Exports by section revealed that Nigeria exported mainly mineral products, which accounted for N1.735 trillion or 92.7 percent of the total export value. Other products exported by the country included "animal and vegetable fats and oils and other cleavage products" at N55.7 billion or three percent.

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