The agriculture sector contributed 21.1% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2018, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels, and mining, manufacturing and utilities which contributed 19.8 and 18.8%, respectively. According to MarketLine, the three sectors are expected to grow by 12.4%, 12.1% and 12.2%, respectively, in 2019.
North west, south west and north central Nigeria are the major regions in Nigeria which account for around 60.2% of the total population, as of 2016. Nigeria’s banking sector received the majority of inward FDI in 2018.
Overall, the NSE exhibited a downward trend over the last year. As of June 13, 2019, the NSE stood at 30,029.2, compared to 39,031.7 on June 13, 2018.