Lagos — Nigeria’s non-oil export revenues rose to $1.21bn in the first quarter of 2020.
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN on Friday in its first quarter economic report, titled ‘Non-oil export earnings by exporters,’ said total non-oil export earnings received through the banks during the review period amounted to $1.21bn.
Although the rise represents an increase of 26.9 percent relative to the level in the preceding quarter, it was however a decrease of 77.6 percent relative to the level in the corresponding period of 2019.
The development, relative to the preceding quarter’s level, was attributed largely to the rise in the export receipts from manufactured products, driven by increased receipts from plastics, textiles, footwear, drugs and pharmaceutical products, wood products, metals and metal products, electrical and electronics, and other manufactured products.
“A sectoral analysis showed that proceeds from minerals, industrial and manufactured products rose by 107.6 per cent, 46.4 per cent and 42.5 per cent to $7.12m, $769.08m and $130.55m respectively, above the levels in the preceding quarter”.
Receipts from food products and the agricultural sector fell by 24.6 per cent and 7.4 per cent to $21.39m and $284.23m respectively below the levels in the preceding quarter.
The decline in the food products sub-sector was attributed to the fall in receipts from wheat and fish.
The shares of the various sectors in non-oil export proceeds showed industrial sector had 63.4 percent; agricultural products, 23.4 percent; manufactured products, 10.8 percent; food products, 1.8 percent and minerals, 0.6 percent.