The National Bureau of Statistics has disclosed that the total capital imported in the fourth quarter of 2017 was $5,382.9 million; this was an annual growth of 247.5%, and quarterly growth of 29.9%.
As at the end of 2017, total capital imported into Nigeria was $12,228.6 million, an increase of $7,104.4 million or 138.7% from the figure recorded in 2016.
The growth in Capital Importation in 2017 was mainly driven by an increase in Portfolio Investment, which went up by $5,516.2 million from the previous year to reach $7,329.1 million in 2017, and accounting for 60% of capital imported.
During the reference quarter total capital imported when compared to the previous quarter increased by $1,237.8 million.
Amaka E. Nliam