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Summary statistics
Region Western Africa  
Currency Naira (NGN)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 923768  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 168834  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 182.8  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Abuja (2153)  
United Nations membership date 7 October 1960  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 262545  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 229508  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 112248  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 6.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.8  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 6.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 1555.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1437.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 804.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 1426.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 1314.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 772.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 11.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 11.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 5.5  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 155.27 Principal rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 150.66 Principal rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 129.00 Principal rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2012 20353  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 14459  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 36529  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 420 Rural and urban areas.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 338 Rural and urban areas. Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 207 Rural and urban areas.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 108  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 102  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 108  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 102  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 11.5 2004. Living standards survey. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2. September of the preceding year to August of the current year. Break in series; data not strictly comparable. 
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 44.6 2004. Living standards survey. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2. September of the preceding year to August of the current year. Break in series; data not strictly comparable. 
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 48.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 47.9  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 47.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 63.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 63.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 62.1  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 715 2011.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 1555  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 1010  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2012 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 166061  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 150680  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 67.7  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 55.1  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 13.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 32.9 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 24.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 3.6  
Exports (million US$) 2012 143151.2  
Imports (million US$) 2012 35872.5  
Balance (million US$) 2012 107278.7  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 United States (16.9), India (11.1), Brazil (7.5)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 China (21.5), United States (13.6), India (8.1)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.8  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.8  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.3  
Urban population (%) 2013 50.9  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 44.4  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 4.7/4.2  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 103.7  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 52.6/52.0  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 76.3  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 6.0  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 14.1  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 1233.6/0.7 Data refer to foreign citizens. Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 3051  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 61.3/67.6  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 40.7 2005.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 6.1/18.2 Estimates.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 6.7  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 309  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 9.5  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 78846/0.5  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 117.0  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1221  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 20.2/33.0  
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