Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Foreign Private Investment, Investment, Nigeria, Foreign Private Capital


This paper has analysed the results of the survey o f foreign private investment in Nigeria for the period 1979 to 1981. The results show that net inflow o f foreign private investment into Nigeria fell by 12.6 per cent from N331.8 million in 1978 to N289.9 million in 1979. but rose by 61.1 per cent to N467.0 million in 1980 and fell again by 70. 5 per cent to N137.8 million in 1981. The sharp fall in net inflow of foreign private investment in 1981 was due to an outflow of N447. I million in 1981 as against outflows o f N414. I and N319.4 million in 1979 a nd 1980 respectively.

Author Bio

The authors are staff of the Statistics and Econometrics Division, Research Department, Central Bank of Nigeria.

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review





Recommended Citation

Central Bank of Nigeria. (1983). Foreign Private Investment in Nigeria 1979-1981. CBN Economic and Financial Review. 21(3), 16-33.



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