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Nigerian Telecommunication Sector Report (Q1 2017)

In real terms, the telecommunications sector contributed N 1,663 billion to GDP in the fourth quarter of 2016, or 9.1%, which represents an increase of 1.1% points relative to the previous quarter.However,due to differing seasonal patterns, the telecommunications sector tends to account for the lowest share of GDP in the third quarter. The share of telecommunications in total real GDP had declined throughout 2010 to 2014. However, in 2015 and 2016, the Telecommunications sector fared better than the overall economy,and therefore the share of telecommunications in real GDP increased in both years, and was 8.9% in 2016.


Data source: National Bureau of Statistics / Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC)

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